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
Training Video on BMPS for Preventing the Spread of Invasive Plants
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
Preventing the Spread of Invasive Plants: Best Management Practices for Land Managers
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
Preventing the Spread of Invasive Plants: Best Management Practices for Transportation and Utility Corridors
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
This USB drive contains the identification databases for both "Broadleaf Weeds of California" and "Grass and Grass-like Weeds of California," allowing identification of 722 broadleaf species and 200 weedy grasses by characteristics visible to the naked eye. By Joe DiTomaso of UC Davis. PC format only. (2014) $50.00
To request up to 10 brochures free of charge, please email firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
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)
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)
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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)
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)
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
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
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.