Cal-IPC Symposium 2005

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Field trip to the Sutter Buttes at the 2005 Symposium
Field trip to the Sutter Buttes at the 2005 Symposium

Photo courtesty Elizabeth Brusati

2005 Symposium Program

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Addendum to Proceedings: A. Demetry and B. Johnson. Protecting public lands: Progress in incorporating prevention practices into agency policy.

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Protocols and Practices for Stopping Weed Movement

Preventing weed spread on site-disturbing projects: Working with landowners, contractors and local agencies. Wendy West, UC Cooperative Extension, El Dorado County


Protecting public lands: Progress incorporating prevention practices into agency policy. Athena Demetry, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks


Preventing weed spread via contaminated hay and straw. Joanna Clines, Sierra National Forest


Communicating the need for prevention. (See hand-out “Pathway to healthy plant communities.”) Jerry Asher, BLM – retired



IPM Laws & Regulations

Efficacy and safety of new herbicides on the horizon. Joseph M. DiTomaso, UC Davis


Regulatory concerns with herbicide use in invasive plant projects. Richard Price, Butte County Agricultural Commissioner

Control of invasive plants through biological mitigation for transportation projects. Bruce April, Caltrans, San Diego


Balancing pest management needs and water quality. Parry Klassen, Coalition for Urban/Rural Environmental Stewardship


California’s new NPDES permit for aquatic herbicide use. Mike Blankinship, Blankinship and Assoc.



Riparian and Wetland Invasives

Are we creating the ideal conditions for Arundo donax invasion in California? Gretchen Coffman, UCLA; Tom Dudley, UC Santa Barbara; Phil Rundel, UCLA; Richard Ambrose, UCLA


Control of water primrose (Ludwigia hexapetala) in a freshwater wetland. Julian Meisler, Laguna de Santa Rosa Fndn.


Comparison of removal methods for Spartina densiflora in Humboldt Bay. Ellen Tatum, Patti Clifford, Andrea Pickart, and Andrea Craig, Humboldt Bay NWR


Dry Creek Watershed red sesbania control project: Initial successes and challenges. Loran
May and Shannon Lucas, May & Associates; Eric Evans, Restoration Resources; Peter Buck, Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency


Suppressing exotic weeds on restoration projects using an aggressive herbaceous understory. Tamara Sperber and F.T. Griggs, River Partners


Battling invasive Spartina: a report from the field. Erik Grijalva, San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project



Cal-IPC Business Meeting

President’s Report. Steve Schoenig, CA Dept. of Food & Agriculture


Invasive Plant Inventory draft release. Peter Warner, California State Parks

Weed Alerts. Joe DiTomaso, UC Davis

Legislative Update. Nelroy Jackson, National Invasive Species Advisory Council

Keynote Speaker: The return of natural diversity to Great Valley wildlife habitats. Joseph Silveira, Sacramento River NWR



Comparing Control Methods

test of repeat flaming as a control for poison hemlock (Conium maculatum), cape ivy (Delairea odorata), and periwinkle (Vinca major)
. Carla
Bossard, St. Mary’s College of CA; Ken Moore, Wildlands Restoration Team; Cameron Chabre and Andrea Woolfolk, Elkhorn Slough
Nat€ional Estuarine Research Reserve; Jorden King, St. Mary’s College of CA; Dana Johanek, CSU Monterey Bay

Large-scale pampas grass control program. Jeff Powers, Peninsula Open Space Trust

Invasive annual grasses in a coastal dune ecosystem. Andrea Pickart, Patti Clifford,
Ellen Tatum, and Kyle Wear, Humboldt Bay NWR

Management of domestic olives on Santa Cruz Island in
the Channel Islands National Park: Preventing development of an olive-dominated chaparral. James Roberts, CSU Fullerton; Sarah Chaney, Channel Islands NP; Ann Fossum, Student Conservation Association


DNA to GIS: New Techniques and Ideas

Identification of cultivated pampas grass (Cortaderia selloana) escaping ornamental plantings. Miki Okada, Riaz Ahmad, and Marie Jasieniuk, UC Davis

Biodiversity risks from atmospheric nitrogen deposition in California. Stuart Weiss, Creekside Center for Earth Observations

Status of new agents for biological control of yellow
starthistle and Russian thistle.
Lincoln Smith, USDA-ARS; Massimo
Cristofaro, ENEA, Italy; Rita Yu Dolgovskaya, Zoological Institute, St.
Petersburg, Russia; Carlo Tronci, ENEA, Italy; Rustem Hayat, Ataturk
University, Turkey

Reinventing the language of invasion biology. Brendon Larson, UC Davis

see Larson, B.M.H. 2005. The war of the roses: Demilitarizing invasion
biology. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment. 3:495-500)

Tracking weed population dynamics using geodatabase technology. Ingrid Hogle and Joshua Viers, UC Davis


Inventory and Prediction for Stopping Weed Spread

Nostradamus, palantirs, and the pros and cons of predictive modelling for invasive species management. Rob Klinger, USGS and UC Davis

Developing predictive models of invasive plants. Emma Underwood and Jim Quinn, UC Davis

Weed mapping in California: Where are we?Steve Schoenig, CDFA

Red Alerts and maps for early detection and rapid response in Marin and Sonoma counties. Dan Gluesenkamp, Audubon Canyon Ranch


Safe and Effective Use of Chemical Control

Controlling European beachgrass (Ammophila arenaria) using prescribed burns and
. Tim Hyland, CA Dept. of Parks and Recreation; Pete Holloran, UCSC

An assessment of the hazard of a mixture of the herbicide Rodeo
and the non-ionic surfactant R-11 to aquatic invertebrates and larval amphibians
. Joel Trumbo, CA Dept. of Fish & Game

Aminopyralid: A new reduced-risk active ingredient for control of broadleaf
invasive and noxious weeds. Vanelle Carrithers, Beau Miller*, Pat. Burch, Bill Kline,
Bob Masters, Jeff Nelson, Mary Halstvedt, John Troth, and Jamie Breuninger, Dow AgroSciences

Control of Scotch broom. Scott Oneto, Joseph M. DiTomaso, Guy B. Kyser, UC Cooperative Extension, UC Davis

The fennel battle on MCB Camp Pendleton: Partnerships and techniques in
combating the invasion.
Todd Easley and Deborah Bieber, MCB Camp Pendleton;
Carl Bell, UC Cooperative Extension; Pete Tosovic, Recon Environmental


Building Effective Programs and Partnerships

Montana Weed Prevention Areas: Partnerships for rangeland protection. Kim Goodwin,
Montana State University

Early detection protocol development in the National Parks: Integrating all the pieces. Bradley A. Welch, Daniel Sarr, and Penelope Latham, National Park Service


Ecosystem protection through watershed-level prioritization on Catalina Island. Denise Knapp and John Knapp, Catalina Island Conservancy


Beyond the Plantae: Commonalities in combating Phytophthora ramorum, cause of
Sudden Oak Death, and other plant diseases
. Janice Alexander, UC Cooperative Extension & California Oak Mortality Task Force



Partnerships for Early Detection and Rapid Response.

Noxious weed early detection and rapid response: California’s been there and is doing just that. Mary Pfeiffer,Shasta County Agricultural Commissioner


Early detection and rapid response: A western regional approach? Eric Lane,
Colorado Dept. of Agriculture


The power of partnerships: Getting the job done with a limited budget. Marla
Knight and Anne Yost, Klamath National Forest


6,000 volunteer detection partners: The problem, possibilities, and potential. Bob Case, California Native Plant Society



Analysis of Clonal Diversity in Giant Reed (Arundo donax L.) Using Molecular Markers. Riaz Ahmad1*, Ivy Liow2, David F. Spencer2 and Marie Jasieniuk1. 1UC Davis, 2USDA-ARS Exotic & Invasive Weeds Research Unit

Resource Kit for Management of Non-native Plants in National Parks. Monika
Alas, Alma Martinez, Desaree Williams, Ian McFadden, Bonnie Davis, Dominican University of California; Mietek Kolipinski, National
Park Service; Sibdas Ghosh, Dominican University of California

Tumbleweeds of California – Who, What, Where, and How? Debra Ayres, UC Davis; Fred Ryan, USDA ARS CDPG; Fred Hrusa and Pat Akers, CA Dept. of Food and Agriculture.

Cape Ivy Removal at Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes National Seashore. Tanya Baxter, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Jim Bromberg, Point Reyes National Seashore.

Evaluation of Non-Chemical Control Strategies for Common Aquatic Weeds in California. Michael Blankinship, Blankinship & Associates, Inc.

Perspectives of Nursery Professionals on Invasive Plants and the St. Louis Voluntary Codes of Conduct. Jennifer W. Burt*, Adrianna Muir*, Jonah Piovia-Scott, and Kari Veblen (in alphabetical order), UC Davis.

Noxious Weed Management on National Forests in California: Regulations, Tools and Tactics. Chris L. Christofferson, US Forest Service, Plumas National Forest.

Invasive Plant Control at California State Parks in the Northern Sacramento Valley. Jim Dempsey* and Woody Elliott. Northern Buttes District, CA Dept. of Parks and Recreation

Invasive Plants of Western United States: Identification and Control CD-ROM. Christopher
W. Evans, Charles T. Bargeron, David J. Moorhead and G. Keith Douce,The
Bugwood Network,University of Georgia; Richard C. Reardon, Forest Health
Technology Enterprise Team, USDA Forest Service

Phragmites australis in the Humboldt Bay Region: Biology of an Invasive Species and Opportunities for Treatment Tamara L. Gedik, Gedik BioLOGICAL Associates

Perennial Pepperweed Control Experiment at the Cosumnes River Preserve Ingrid B. Hogle, UC Davis; Rebecca Waegell, The Nature Conservancy, Cosumnes River Preserve

Which Weed to Whack? :The Cal-IPC Invasive Plant Inventory. Doug Johnson and Elizabeth Brusati, Cal-IPC

Effects of Single Pass Flaming on Previously Brush-cut Genista monspessulana.Janet Klein and Shannon Fiala, Marin Municipal Water District

Blurring Edges: A Test of Weed Control Methods Used Along Edges of Sage
Scrub Patches to Encourage Shrub Colonization into Abandoned Agricultural Fields
. Eliza Maher* and Edward Stanton, Center for Natural Lands Management, Western Riverside County Preserves

Phenology of Brassica tournefortii in Comparison to B. nigra, B. geniculata, and Native Mojave Desert Annuals. Robin Marushia* and Jodie Holt, UC Riverside

Experimental Herbaceous Restoration and Noxious Weed Mitigation at the
California Department of Fish and Game’€™s Butler Slough Ecological
Reserve,Eastern Tehama County. Jim
Pushnik, Dept. of Biology, CSU-Chico; John W. Hunt,*, Matt Brown,
Rachelle Boul, and David Koenig,Bidwell Environmental Institute.

Correlation Between Weed Control Techniques, Cost and Habitat Restoration Success: Two Case Studies. Dan Ryan and Andrea Vona. Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

Effect of Fertilizer Additions on Yellow Starthistle Insect Biological Control Agents. D.
F. Spencer1, M. J. Pitcairn2, R. I. Carruthers3, S. F. Enloe4, P. S.
Liow1, W. K. Chan1, M. J. Donovan1, and G. G. Ksander1. 1USDA-ARS
Exotic & Invasive Weed Research Unit, 2CDFA, Biological Control
Program, 3USDA-ARS Exotic & Invasive Weed Research Unit, Albany,
CA, 4Department of Plant Sciences, University of Wyoming

Exotic Annual Control and the Competitive Release of Native Forbs: An Example from the Northwest Sonoran Desert. Robert J. Steers* and Edith B. Allen, UC Riverside

Role of Large Herbivores in Spreading Non-native Invasive Plants into Natural Areas. John Mary Vianney, Kevin Hassler, Seiha Thorng, Ian McFadden, Bonnie
Davis, and Sibdas Ghosh, Dominican University of California; Mietek
Kolipinski*, National Park Service

2004 Invasive Spartina Project Monitoring Program. Katy Zaremba, San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project, California Coastal Conservancy 


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