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Cal-IPC 2014 Symposium

October 8-11, California State University - Chico

Sutter Buttes
Field trip to the Sutter Buttes, 2008.

Register now - early bird deadline Sept. 10!

Join fellow land managers, researchers, and conservationists for our 23rd Cal-IPC Symposium in the college town of Chico at the north end of the Central Valley! The Symposium will feature presentations and discussion groups covering the latest information in land management. Field course Wednesday, Laws and Regulations session Wednesday evening, conference sessions Thursday-Friday, field trips Saturday. We will apply for continuing education credits from the Department of Pesticide Regulation, including 12 hours of Other credit and 2 hours of Laws. (The field course and field trips will have additional continuing education credits.)

This year's theme of Weeds and Water (and weeds and drought) acknowledges that the drought is affecting many land management decisions. This year's Symposium will feature plenary sessions on Riparian Restoration, Weeds as Water Wasters, and Creative Solutions. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Tom Griggs of River Partners in Chico as our keynote speaker.

Download an 8 1/2" x 11" flyer here!

Latest Updates:

Preliminary program - Download here...

Raffle & Auction:

Each year we host a reception featuring the fabulous Cal-IPC Raffle and Silent Auction! We are seeking your donations of useful, beautiful, or creative items. Books, tools, art, wine, crafts, trips, recreation equipment, gift certificates - anything a weed worker could want is fair game. Visit our Auction page!

Photo Exhibit & Contest:

Photo contest now open!- Deadline September 19. New this year is online voting! 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. Instructions here...

poster session
A great chance to network and learn.


Three plenary sessions will feature talks on Riparian Restoration, Weeds as Water Wasters, and Creative Solutions. View the preliminary program here.

Abstract submission for talks is closed but we may be able to accept additional posters. Contact

Field Course: Control Methods for Woody Species
Wednesday, October 8, at the Chico Creek Nature Center, Bidwell Park. Find map to field course location here!

Field Trips: Full-day and half-day trips on Saturday, October 11, will visit restoration projects and scenic sites near Chico, including the Sutter Buttes!

For more information on the program see registration here!

Registration and Lodging

Sutter Buttes
The Sutter Buttes are the world's smallest mountain range.

Registration in now open. Discounts for Cal-IPC members, students, and conference volunteers. Visit the Registration page.

For lodging and other attendee information, visit the Attendees page.

Sponsorship and Exhibits

Support Cal-IPC by becoming a Symposium sponsor! Sponsors receive complimentary passes to the Symposium, recognition at the event, and exhibit space. To become a sponsor visit the Sponsorship page or contact Christina Ripken.

Special Events and Activities

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

Student Lunch: Friday, October 10. Stay tuned for 2014 details. For information on the Cal-IPC Student Chapter, visit their website or contact

Calflora Training: Calflora staff will be on hand to provide a hands-on training on the use of Observer, their smartphone tool for logging observations in the field, and to give an update on the development of Weed Manager. A program will be posted shortly through Chico St. Herbarium.
Register for this Calflora Training by mail with this application.

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