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How to Order

  • To order online with a credit card, use this form. (Tax-exempt federal employees within California, please use the printable form below.) Cal-IPC's federal i.d. number is 68-0289333.
  • If you do not wish to order online, print the order form instead and fax or mail it to us.
  • Shipping is $6.00 for the first item and $4.00 for each additional item. Sales tax will be added to items shipped within California. We ship only within the United States.
  • We can send up to 10 brochures total at no charge. For larger quantities, see below. Email info@cal-ipc.org to request free brochures.
  • Please contact info@cal-ipc.org with any other questions.


Books, Reports, Videos & CDs

Our Publications page has additional reports that can be downloaded free of charge.

Weed Control in Natural Areas in the Western United States

by University of California Weed Research & Information Center

Biology and control methods for 340 species. Tables of chemical and non-chemical control options. Authored by 15 experts from California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, & Washington. 544 pages with photos.(2013) $37.00
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Training Video on BMPS for Preventing the Spread of Invasive Plants

by Cal-IPC

42-minute training video for land managers and utility/transportation managers. Covers movement, disturbance, planning and awareness. Features presentations by experts from park agencies, a water utility, an electric utility, and Caltrans. (2013) $10.00
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Preventing the Spread of Invasive Plants: Best Management Practices for Land Managers

by Cal-IPC

Published by the California Invasive Plant Council, this manual presents a set of voluntary guidelines and ready-to-use checklists to help those managing wildlands in California to prevent the accidental spread of terrestrial invasive plants. $10.00
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Prevention BMPs

Preventing the Spread of Invasive Plants: Best Management Practices for Transportation and Utility Corridors

by Cal-IPC

Transportation and utility corridors are at-risk sites for the introduction and spread of noxious and invasive plants. This manual presents an accessible overview of key prevention measures as well as ready-to-use checklists. Free pdf.

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Weeds of California and Other Western States
(2 vols.)

by Dr. Joseph M. DiTomaso and Evelyn A. Healy

This 1900-page, 2-volume set is the most complete book on weed identification ever produced in the United States. Identification guide to 750 weed species with 3000 color photos. Detailed descriptions of morphology and biology. Includes a CD with all photos from the book, copyright-free for educational use. $80.00
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The Weed Worker's Handbook

The Weed Worker's Handbook

Published by the Watershed Project and the California Invasive Plant Council, the Weed Workers' Handbook explains how to remove more than 35 of the San Francisco Bay Area's most invasive plants. (2004) Out of print. Available as a pdf.
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Aquatic and Riparian Weeds of the West

by Dr. Joseph M. DiTomaso and Evelyn A. Healy

This reference manual combines stunning photography with complete information for weed identification and biology. Over 550 photos illustrate 170 species of submerged, floating leaf, and emergent aquatic weeds. This set of weeds includes common riparian invaders such as Arundo donax, purple loosestrife, Harding grass, and Russian olive. (2003) $40.00
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Invasive Plants of California

Invasive Plants of California's Wildlands

Invasive species - those nonnative organisms that aggressively spread into the landscape—are widely recognized as major threats to biological diversity, second only to direct habitat loss. This book provides specific information about the biology and control of the 78 nonnative plant species that are listed by the California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC) as being of greatest ecological concern in California. (2000) $25.00
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Yellow Starthistle Guide

Yellow Starthistle Management Guide

By Joseph M. DiTomaso, Guy B. Kyser, and Michael Pitcairn

This guide compares the advantages and disadvantages of techniques used to control one of the most widespread weeds in California, including mechanical methods, chemical treatments, cultural practices, and biological agents. Includes case studies using integrated methods. $5.00

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Use of Fire as a Tool for Controlling Invasive Plants

Use of Fire as a Tool for Controlling Invasive Plants

By Joseph M. DiTomaso, Matthew L. Brooks, Edith B. Allen, and Ralph Minnich
Edited by Joseph M. DiTomaso and Douglas W. Johnson

This report captures the current state of knowledge on the use of fire to manage invasive plants in wildlands, so that better information can facilitate improved decision making when considering the use of prescribed burning for the management of invasive plants. Out of print. Available as a pdf.

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Grasses and Grass-like Weeds CD-ROM

Grass and Grass-like Weeds of CA CD-ROM

by Dr. Joseph M. DiTomaso

This CD-ROM allows you to identify 200 weedy grasses using only plant parts visible to the naked eye. The intuitive keys offer a great way of self-tutoring on grass identification. PC format. (2005) $30.00
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broadleaf weed cd

Broadleaf Weeds of California

This CD-ROM allows you to identify 722 broadleaf weed species using parts visible to the naked eye. PC format only. (2006) $37.00
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broadleaf weed cd

Set of Grass and Broadleaf CDs

Buy both CDs listed above and save! $50.00
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Brochures

    To request up to 10 brochures free of charge, please email info@cal-ipc.org. Larger quantities available in packs below.

Don't Plant a Pest!: Alternatives to invasive garden plants

Homeowners and landscaping professionals can help slow the spread of invasive plants by choosing non-invasive species for their gardens. "Don't Plant A Pest!" brochures suggest alternatives for garden plants known to be invasive in California. The brochures are designed to be an educational resource for gardeners and consumers, a tool for Cal-IPC members and others to use in approaching their local nurseries, and a template for other organizations that wish to produce similar materials. This information is also available through our Don't Plant a Pest! website.


Don't Plant a Pest: Central Valley
(Central Valley)

Don't Plant a Pest: Central Valley

The Central Valley brochure describes multiple alternatives for: periwinkle; English and Algerian ivy; giant reed; fountaingrass; pampas grass; broom; scarlet wisteria; eucalyptus; Chinese tallow; and saltcedar. Out of stock. Available as a pdf.
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Don't Plant a Pest: Bay Area
(SF Bay Area)

Don't Plant a Pest: Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area brochure describes multiple alternatives for: periwinkle; English and Algerian ivy; iceplant; little leaf cotoneaster; licorice plant; pampas grass; and broom species. $20.00 (pack of 50)
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Don't Plant a Pest: Southern California version
(Southern California)

Don't Plant a Pest: Southern California

The Southern California brochure offers replacement ideas for: iceplant; English, German or Cape ivy; periwinkle; fountain grass; pampas grass; broom species; acacia; myoporum; Mexican Fan or Canary Island date palms; Brazilian pepper trees; and eucalyptus or gum trees. $20.00 (pack of 50)
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Don't Plant a Pest: Southern California version
(Southern California)

Don't Plant a Pest: Southern California (in Spanish)

No plante una plaga! is a Spanish translation of the Southern California Don't Plant a Pest brochure. $20.00 (pack of 50)
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Don't Plant a Pest: Central Coast version
(Central Coast)

Don't Plant a Pest: Central Coast

The Central Coast brochure is designed for Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and other Central Coast counties. It offers replacement ideas for: iceplant; English, or Algerian ivy; periwinkle; green fountain grass; pampas grass; broom species; and cotoneaster. Out of stock. Available as a pdf.
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Don't Plant a Pest: Sierra Foothills
(Sierra Foothills)

Don't Plant a Pest: Sierra Foothills

The Sierra Foothills brochure describes alternatives for periwinkle; English and Algerian ivy; crimson fountaingrass; pampassgrass; jubatagrass; giant reed (arundo); Scotch, French, and Spanish brooms; scarlet wisteria (rattlebox); Chinese tallow tree; tree-of-heaven; and saltcedar (tamarisk). Out of stock. Available as a pdf.
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Don't Plant a Pest: Lake Tahoe Basin
(Lake Tahoe Basin)

Don't Plant a Pest: Lake Tahoe Basin

The Lake Tahoe Basin brochure describes multiple alternatives for: periwinkle; English and Algerian ivy; giant reed; fountaingrass; pampas grass; broom; scarlet wisteria; eucalyptus; Chinese tallow; and saltcedar. Sample brochures available. Aso available as a pdf. Email info@cal-ipc.org.
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Don't Plant a Pest: Trees of California
(Trees of California)

Don't Plant a Pest: Trees of California

Trees of California suggests replacements for: black acacia; Russian olive; blue gum eucalyptus; myoporum; black locust; Chinese tallow tree; Brazilian and Peruvian pepper tree; scarlet wisteria; saltcedar; and single seed hawthorne. $20.00 (pack of 50)
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Don't Plant a Pest: Aquatic Plants
(Aquatic Plants)

Don't Plant a Pest: Aquatic Plants in California

The Aquatic Plants brochure covers plants used in water gardens or ponds and suggests replacements for water hyacinth; giant salvinia; Eurasian watermilfoil; hydrilla; Brazilian waterweed (anacharis); giant reed; purple loosestrife; waterprimrose; parrotfeather; and yellowflag iris. $20.00 (pack of 50)
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Other brochures

Biological Pollution
(Biological Pollution)

Biological Pollution: What you should know about invasive plants in California

This brochure introduces a general audience to the impacts of invasive plants. What are invasive plants? What dangers do they pose and what is being done to save California?s threatened landscapes? Answers to these and other questions are provided here. $15.00 (pack of 100)
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Arundo Brochure
(Arundo)

Arundo: Streamside Invader

Known as giant reed, Arundo donax poses a major threat to riparian habitat. Learn why and what you can do to help. This brochure was produced for the California Department of Fish and Game by the Sonoma Ecology Center. Sample brochures available. Email info@cal-ipc.org.
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Japanese dodder
(Japanese dodder)

Japanese Dodder

Japanese dodder is a parasitic vine that forms dense tangles on other plants. The state is working to eradicate this pest. Help stop the spread of this new invader to California with this multi-language brochure produced by Cal-IPC and partners. The brochure provides a description of Japanese dodder and information on how to report it in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Hmong. Thanks to funding from the California Dept. of Food and Agriculture, packs of this brochure are available at no charge (shipping is charged).
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Cal-IPC Gear

Chico Bag
(Chico Bag)

Chico Bag

Shop with a message! Cal-IPC’s messenger-style bag holds up to 40 lbs. of groceries or gear. Sling strap ideal for bicycling or walking. Front image framed by “California Invasive Plant Council” and “Protecting California wildlands since 1992.” Stuff pouch says “Cal-IPC.” Dark blue. $10
Cal-IPC Logo T-shirt
Show everyone how much you love to support Cal-IPC by letting us get your back. This T-shirt has Cal-IPC listed on the front pocket area, and the Cal-IPC logo on the back. In a wonderful sage green, 100% cotton, short-sleeve t-shirt. Sizes S, L only. $10