Non-Discrimination Notice

Combo image, clockwise from left: a young woman in a black face mask holds out a strand of goatgrass; five young adults in work clothes smile and hold tools or bags of pulled weeds on a grassy shore; several people in hard hats and work clothes hold hand sprayers and inspect tree roots; a man in long sleeved green shirt bends close to the ground to inspect small plants; several men sit on truck beds and discuss the tools spread at their feet.In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC) is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, and American Sign Language) should contact us at symposium(at) You can also request assistance via USDA’s TARGET center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which can be obtained online, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation.

The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  • Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture,
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
  • 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  • Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  • Email: