Source: California Invasive Plant Council
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Invasive Plant Management
Invasive Plant Profiles
Cal-IPC's Plant Profiles are the one-stop source for management information on any particular invasive plant listed in our Inventory. Profiles reference information from all the sources below, as well as newsletter articles and Symposium proceedings. If you want information on a particular plant, this is the way to get it!
Invasive Plant Alerts
Early detection is critical to stopping new invasive plants, and Invasive Plant Alerts help land managers spot any new infestations by describing possible new invaders or known invasives that appear to be on the increase. Alerts come from annual reports at the Symposium, as well as special reports on particular weeds.
Invasive Plants of California's Wildlands — This book provides specific information about the biology and control of 78 nonnative plant species that are listed in Cal-IPC's 1999 Inventory as being of greatest ecological concern in California. The full text of this book is also available online. More about the Invasive Plants of California's Wildlands book...
The Weed Workers' Handbook — The Weed Workers' Handbook explains how to remove 35 of the San Francisco Bay Area's most invasive plants. The full text of this book is also available online. More about The Weed Workers' Handbook...
The hairy weevil (Eustenopus villosus) is a biocontrol agent used on yellow starthistle (Centaurea sostitialis)
Use of Fire for Controlling Invasive Plants — The goal of this report is to capture the current state of knowledge on the use of fire as a tool to manage invasive plants in wildlands. More about the Use of Fire for Controlling Invasive Plants report...
Yellow Starthistle Management Guide — This guide begins with a description of the biology and ecology of yellow starthistle and provides a comprehensive overview of treatment methods for yellow starthistle. More about the Yellow Starthistle Management Guide...
Numerous agencies and organizations produce information on control methods for invasive plants. In the future, Cal-IPC plans to build an online database that will link to information on specific species. For now, we are listing links to programs that provide their own information.
Weed Control Methods Handbook - from The Nature Conservancy's Invasive Species Initiative. Information on manual and mechanical removal, grazing, prescribed fire, biocontrol, and guidelines for herbicide use.
Element Stewardship Abstracts - Summaries of information on management techniques for many species from The Nature Conservancy.
Goats removing invasive plants on Catalina Island
Encycloweedia - Notes on identification, biology, and management of plants defined as noxious weeds by California law.
CalWeed Database - Listing of invasive plant management projects in California, with details on plants controlled, methods, and contact info.
Practical Guidebook to the Control of Invasive Aquatic and Wetland Plants of the San Francisco Bay Region - by the San Francisco Estuary Insititute.
Weed Control by Species - Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. 2000. Contains control info for approx. 50 common species.
Weed Research and Information Center - The University of California's Weed RIC provides control notes and photos for invasive plants as well as agricultural weeds, and has a section on aquatic weeds.
Team Arundo Del Norte - A forum of federal, state, and local organizations dedicated to the control of Arundo donax where it threatens rivers, creeks, and wetlands in Central and Northern California.
Ivy Removal Project, Portland, Oregon - Includes photos of removal techniques and information for property owners.
Yellow Starthistle Information - UC Davis Weed Research and Information Center.