We are currently seeking feedback on our draft Right-of-Way Integrated Vegetation Management Plan (May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2026).

To ensure the continued safe operations of our pipeline system, Trans Mountain conducts routine vegetation management on the right-of-way and at our facilities. A clear and safe right-of-way with visible marking signage and free of tall-growing vegetation and obstructions is both a federal and provincial regulatory requirement. It provides access for our crews to conduct pipeline maintenance, inspections and emergency response. 

Our ongoing vegetation management program includes clearing vegetation along the right-of-way to allow adequate access and ensure our aerial and ground patrols have a clear view of the right-of-way. Aerial inspections allow us to monitor sensitive areas such as rivers or streams that cross the pipeline to look at the health of vegetation and identify any locations of erosion. Trans Mountain representatives can then be dispatched to investigate and correct any concerns, if required. Routine patrols also alert us to third party excavation activity near the pipeline. 

We are also responsible for managing problem vegetation along our right-of-way and at our facilities, including: 

  • Noxious weeds that pose a hazard to people, animals or crops. 
  • Invasive weeds, which are plants that have been introduced into the environment that threaten naturally-occurring and indigenous plants. 

Seeking Feedback 

Trans Mountain is in the process of renewing its Integrated Vegetation Management Plans (IVMP) for the Trans Mountain pipeline system and all facilities. Our current IVMPs are set to expire in 2021 and, if approved by the B. C. Ministry of Environment, these new draft IVMPs would be active until 2026.

As with previous versions, Trans Mountain’s draft IVMPs were prepared solely for the purpose of managing problem vegetation, noxious weeds and invasive plants. The draft IVMPs will apply to the existing Trans Mountain Pipeline right-of-way, future Trans Mountain Expansion Project right-of-way, Trans Mountain facilities and all associated access roads.

We are currently seeking feedback on the following:

If you’d like to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of the pest management plan, please send relevant information to:

Tel: 1.866.514.6700
Email: [email protected]

To view the draft Facilities Integrated Vegetation Management Plan (March 31, 2021 – March 31, 2026) click here.