Visalia, California, October 8-10, 2009
Removing reed canarygrass at Kings Canyon National Park
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2009 Weed Alerts
See our Invasive Plant Alerts page for this year’s presentation on weeds to watch out for.
- California’s fading wildflowers: Lost legacy and biological invasions. Richard Minnich, UC Riverside.
Weed Management on the Leading Edge
- From foothills grasslands to alpine peaks: Managing weeds at the leading edge in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (5.5 MB). Athena Demetry, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
- Managing the leading edge: Landscape-level control of invasive plant spread in the Sierra and beyond (2.1 MB). Wendy West, UC Cooperative Extension, El Dorado Co.
The roles of animals and disturbance in plant invasion: Lessons from the Carrizo Plain (1.5 MB). Paula Schiffman, CSU Northridge.
Student Paper Contest
- Evaluating the potential for spread of an invasive forb, Limonium ramosissimum, in San Francisco Bay salt marshes (3.1 MB). Gavin Archbald*, Katharyn Boyer. San Francisco State University.
- Experimental test of different treatments for control of terracina spurge (Euphorbia terracina): Comparison of hand pulling, glyphosate, and chlorsulfuron (1.2 MB). Erin Avina,1,2*, Ann Dorsey2, and Christy Brigham2, 1CSU Northridge,2 National Park Service.
- Exotic grass and forb control in a California grassland (0.6 MB). Sara Jo Dickens* and Edith Allen, UC Riverside.
- Urban invasions: Analyzing recovery of habitat fragments in San Francisco following the removal of Genista monspessulana and Delairea odorata. Rachel Kesel, University College London.
- Soil moisture stress tolerance of the leading biofuel Miscanthus giganteus is similar to the invasive weed Arundo donax . Jeremiah Mann*, Jacob Barney, Guy Kyser, and Joe DiTomaso, UC Davis.
- Evening the odds: Evaluating the combined effects of nitrogen fertilization and exotic annual removal on native annual forbs in the Colorado Desert (1.1 MB). Heather Schneider* and Edith Allen, UC Riverside.
DPR Laws and Regulations
- Laws and regulations pertaining to the sale and movement of noxious weeds in California (1.6 MB). Amber Morris, CA Dept. of Food & Agriculture.
- The importance of vouchering plant identifications (0.5 MB).
Dean Kelch, CA Dept. of Food & Agriculture.
- Yeah, but what would Aldo think? A look at herbicide ecotoxicology (0.6 MB). Joel Trumbo, CA Dept. of Fish & Game.
- Pesticide “Jeopardy!” with your host David “Alex Trebek” Chang, Santa Barbara County Ag. Commissioner’s office.
- Developments in Herbicide Ballistic Technology (link to website). James Leary, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
- WeedSearch: A new tool for estimating time and cost of eradication (3.5 MB). Ramona Robison* and Gina Darin*, ICF Jones & Stokes.
- Solar tents: A new twist on an established method for inactivating plant propagative material (1.1 MB). James J. Stapleton*, UC Statewide IPM Program.
Climate Change: Impacts and Responses
- Interactions between fire and plant invasions under a warming climate in the Sierra Nevada Bioregion (1.1 MB). Matt Brooks, US Geological Survey.
- The promise and pitfalls of species distribution modeling to predict future invasions (9.0 MB). Nicole Heller, Climate Central.
- Climate change and protecting biological diversity: Implementation of California’s report on adaptation strategy (3.1 MB). Rick Rayburn, California State. Parks.
Weed Management on a Large Scale
- Density, compensation and the persistence of yellow starthistle populations across California (0.6 MB). Sarah Swope1,2* and Ingrid Parker1, 1UC Santa Cruz, 2USDA Exotic and Invasive Weeds Research Unit.
- Team Arundo del Norte: Lessons learned from a coordinated approach to weed management (1.3 MB). Mark Newhouser1*, Deanne DiPietro1, David Spencer2, Ron Unger3, Bryan Sesser1, Zhahai Stewart1,1Sonoma Ecology Center, 2 USDA, 3EDAW .
- Lots of land, lots of weeds, and little time: Large scale baseline weed mapping (3.4 MB). Erin McDermott* and Heath Bartosh, Nomad Ecology.
- PG&E’s approach to management of noxious weeds in Sierra Nevada watersheds and expanding our invasive species efforts through WMA partnerships (1.5 MB). Michael E. Fry, Sr., Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
Partnerships & Incentives
- Can a spiny shrub prick the collective ecological conscience? (4.3 MB). Tara Athan1* and Peter Warner2, 1Mendocino Coast Cooperative WMA, 2Independent botanical consultant and educator.
- Show me the money! Developing a reimbursement program with the private sector (1.5 MB). Ellen Gartside* and Cindy Roessler, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District.
- Working together against weeds: Workshops, materials, and Best Management Practices to prevent invasive species spread due to land management operations (3.3 MB). Christy Brigham*, Jay Goldsmith, and Sylvia Haultain. National Park Service.
- The Southern Sierra Partnership. Hilary Dustin, Sequoia Riverlands Trust
Invasive Plant Management
- Aquatic weed management: A survey of techniques and environmental impacts 2001-present (2.0 MB) Michael Blankinship, Blankinship & Associates.
- Refining mechanical removal methods for the eradication of Spartina densiflora at Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge (1.6 MB). Trevor Goodman* and Andrea Pickart, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
- Making room for native grasses: Physical control of coastal weeds (2.9 MB). Andrea Woolfolk*, Kerstin Wasson and Nina D’Amore, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.
- Controlling the invasion of noxious rangeland weeds into an exotic-dominated grassland: Is there a role for native grass reseeding? (0.9 MB). Valerie Eviner1*, Kevin J. Rice1, Carolyn M. Malmstrom2, 1UC Davis, 2Michigan State University
The Leading Edge of Weed Management: New Tools & Techniques
- Can we keep invasive plants at bay by restoring with competitive native plants? (2.4 MB) Beth Leger, University of Nevada, Reno.
- From backpacks to jetpacks, handpicks to skidsteers: Leveraging old tools and new techniques for long-term restoration success (2.5 MB). Mark Heath, Shelterbelt Builders.
- Beyond weed wrenches: New tools and techniques from around the state (3.4 MB). Joseph DiTomaso, UC Davis.
- Control methods roundtable
- Mapping points, lines, or polygons: What data representation works best for my project?
- Research needs for invasive plant management and ecology
- The unique challenges of long-term follow-up monitoring
- Brassica tournefortii (Saharan mustard) (Notes, presentation)
- Careers in invasive species management
- Preventing introduction and spread of invasive weeds via construction equipment and supply materials (and related USFS report, 1.5 MB)
STUDENT POSTER CONTEST
- Evidence that plant-associated methylotrophic bacteria aid in grassland and coastal sage scrub restoration. Irina Irvine1,2*, Marti Witter2; Christy Brigham2, Jennifer B.H. Martiny1, and Katharine Suding3. 1UC Irvine; 2Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, 3UC Berkeley .
- Genetic identity and phylogenetic relationships of invasive brooms in California. Annabelle Kleist*, and Marie Jasieniuk, UC Davis.
- Assessing the effects of Foeniculum vulgare on seedling germination, soil legacy effects and restoration strategies. Heather Liu, UC Santa Barbara.
- Evaluating the seed bank of a disturbed site to determine potential ecological restoration strategies. Cory Oleson*, Daniel Doran, and Carla D’Antonio. UC Santa Barbara.
- Comparing the competitive ability of Elymus multisetus seedlings collected from invaded and uninvaded habitats. C.J. Rowe*, and Elizabeth Leger, University of Nevada, Reno.
- Invasive aquatic weeds: Implications for mosquito and vector management activities. Charles E. Blair, Mosquito and Vector Management District of Santa Barbara County and Southern California Vector Control Environmental Taskforce.
- Using smart phones and citizen scientists to map invasive species and track spread over time. Christy Brigham1*, Eric Graham2, Sasank Reddy2, Eric Yuen2, and Olmo Maldonado2. 1National Park Service, 2UC Los Angeles.
- Mapping weeds from the ground, the air or beyond. Margot Griswold*, Dane Williams, Brian Schmid, and Rob Robinson, NewFields Agricultural and Environmental Resources, LLC.
- Maintaining riparian habitats after initial invasive plant treatments on Camp Pendleton. Benjamin M. Lardiere* and Deborah Bieber, MCB Camp Pendleton.
- Birds and invasive plants: A review of interactions and management considerations. Hildie Spautz1 and Elizabeth Brusati*2. 1AECOM Design + Planning, 2Cal-IPC.
- Tulare County WMA cost-share invasive weed control. J.L. Sullins1*, Steve Wright2, and Elizabeth Palmer3. 1UC Cooperative Extension, 2UC Cooperative Extension, 3USDA-NRCS.
- Active and passive restoration of fountain thistle habitat following jubatagrass removal. Don Thomas*, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
- Quelling urban invasions. Rachel Kesel, University College London
- Weed control and habitat restoration in saline habitat. David Thomson, San Francisco Bay Ecotone Vegetation R&M.