Source: California Invasive Plant Council
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22nd Annual Cal-IPC Symposium
October 2-5, 2013
Lake Arrowhead Resort
Grizzly bear overlooking the San Fernando Valley.
Thanks to all who attended! Presentations are available in our Symposium Archive. Stay tuned for information on our next Symposium.
Join fellow land managers, researchers, and conservationists for autumn colors and our 22nd Cal-IPC Symposium on the shores of Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains!
The Symposium will feature presentations and discussion groups covering the latest information in land management, including new management tools and techniques, Southern California deserts and mountains, innovative funding through valuation of ecosystem services, and stewardship projects supporting climate adaptation and novel ecosystems. Come for the pre-Symposium training on Wednesday, paper and poster sessions on Thursday and Friday, and field trips on Saturday.
Note that this year's Laws and Regulations session will be held on Wednesday evening before the main Symposium. DPR has approved 4.0 hrs for the Climate-Smart workshop, 5.5 hrs for Thursday, 5.5 hrs for Friday and 6.0 hrs for Saturday field trips (all Other credit). We have also applied for 2.0 hrs of Laws.
Our keynote speaker will be Laura Cunningham, naturalist, artist and author of the amazing book A State of Change: Forgotten Landscapes of California, Gold Medal Winner of the 2011 California Book Award.
Climate-Smart Land Management will be the topic of our half-day pre-Symposium workshop on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 2. The workshop will survey existing guidelines for "climate-smart" land management, explore case studies that illustrate on-the-ground management choices already being made to support resilient ecosystems, and present a simplified process for scenario planning and establishing a plant matrix for restoration sites. Participants will engage in group discussion to explore how to refine tools for integrating climate change into their own invasive plant management. New (Aug. 30)! Agenda
Field Trips: We will offer two full-day field trips on Saturday, October 5. Lunch will be provided.
- Santa Ana River Watershed: Visit restoration projects along the Santa Ana River, Southern Californiaís largest watershed covering nearly 3,000 square miles. Starting at the Strawberry Lookout in the San Bernardino Mountains, we will have a birds-eye overview of the watershed, and then we will descend into the valley to visit historic and current projects that have controlled Arundo, yellow starthistle, eucalyptus, castorbean, tamarisk, palms and pepperweed. (Carpools, Hiking 1-2 miles total)
- THIS TRIP IS FULL. Rim of the World Tour to Big Bear Lake: Join us on a journey along the Rim of the World Highway from Lake Arrowhead to Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino National Forest to discuss challenges of removing Spanish broom along 50 miles of highway. Start at the Strawberry Peak Lookout for a birdís eye view of the surrounding geology. Next stop is the nationally recognized Childrenís Forest, where youth volunteers will lead a tour through their native plant nursery as they describe their successful eradication of tumble mustard, bull thistle and cheatgrass at a barren site restored with natives grown at this facility. We will continue east to Big Bear Lake then stroll along the lake path to view efforts to protect threatened and endangered montane meadow and pebble plain plants from Dalmatian toadflax, bull thistle, sweet clover and perennial sweet pea. Finally, we will tour the Forestís commercial sized native plant greenhouse and discuss the successful restoration partnership that embraces exclusion of invasives through seeding, revegetation and monitoring for weeds. (USFS vans or carpools)
Registration and Lodging
Lake Arrowhead is located in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Register in advance until Friday, September 27. After that date, please register at the door. Register!
Registration includes Thursday and Friday, with additional payment required for the Wednesday Climate-Smart Land Management Workshop and Saturday field trips. (The Laws and Regulations session on Wednesday evening is also included in the registration fee.) For rates and registration information 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!
Special Events and Activities
We'll have a special session on Southern California deserts and mountains.
- Photo Exhibit & 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. The photo contest is now closed. Go to instructions...
- 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!
- 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: Students get a chance to mingle and strategize at our special lunch on Friday. For information on the Cal-IPC Student Chapter, visit their website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Presentations, proceedings and working group notes for previous years' symposia:
2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004
2003 | 2000-2002 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995