Wildlife add to the quality of life that Albertans enjoy and also act as an important indicator of the health of Alberta's environment.
Ecosystem Health & Management
Learn how The City manages plants and wildlife to keep us all healthy.
The City of Red Deer Parks section is using goats as a tool to manage invasive weed species, including Canada thistle, in our parks and green spaces.
The Ecological Management System (EMS) is a database/mapping inventory system. The program has been in development since the early 1990s. There are over 30,000 ecological items inventoried through the EMS.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a systematic approach to managing detrimental organisms in natural systems. It aims to maintain pests at tolerable levels using a variety of techniques and strategies.
The City has a Cosmetic Pesticide Use Policy that guides when and where we spray pesticides.
Weeds, or invasive plants, exhibit an overwhelming ability to spread and reproduce. Hundreds of thousands of seeds can be produced by one flower per season.
The mosquito control program reduces the mosquito population to a tolerable level.