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2014 Cal-IPC Symposium

"Wildland Weeds and Water"

October 8-11, California State University - Chico

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Chico State University Auditorium

Great symposium - thank you all for joining us!
Next year we will be in
San Diego, October 29 - 31!

Land managers, researchers, and conservationists joined for our 23rd Cal-IPC Symposium in the college town of Chico at the confluence of the Sierra, the volcanic Cascades and the Central Valley! The Symposium featured presentations and discussion groups covering the latest findings in invasive plant management, plus a field course on woody plant management, field trips to local restoration sites, a poster and exibitor session, photo contest, raffle and silent auction, and our awards banquet at the Sierra Nevada Brewery!


See our program, presentations and abstracts online. This year's invited sessions focused on the theme of "Wildland Weeds and Water" in acknowledgement of the inter-relationships between water resources, drought and land management. Presenters included Cliff Feldheim and Randy Mager from Dept. of Water Resources, Tim Koopman, President of the California Cattlemen's Association and our keynote speaker Dr. Tom Griggs of River Partners.

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Raffle & Auction

Check out the fun that went on during this year's reception featuring the fabulous Cal-IPC Raffle and Silent Auction! The event was hosted at the Sierra Nevada Brewery!

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Photo Contest

Our annual photo exhibit gives amateur photographers a chance to show off their best shots of invasive plants and weed workers in action. Symposium attendees vote for favorites. Visit our Photo Contest page.

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1. David Greenberger; 2. Lech Naumovich; 3. Lech Naumovich

Sponsorship & Exhibits

Support Cal-IPC by becoming a Symposium sponsor! Sponsors receive complimentary passes to the Symposium, recognition at the event, and exhibit space. To see 2014 sponsors and become a sponsor in 2015 visit the Sponsorship page.


Cal-IPC honors members for exceptional achievements. For a description of awards, past winners, and instructions for submitting nominations visit the Awards page.

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Awards and T-Shirt Contest at the Sierra Nevada Brewery!

Symposium Archive
Presentations, proceedings and working group notes for previous symposia starting from 1995.