Bay Area Early Detection Network

Friends of Five Creeks removing Algerian sea lavendar in Albany (Alameda Co.)

BAEDN and Friends of Five Creeks remove invasive sea lavender at the Albany marsh. Photo: Elizabeth Brusati

The Bay Area Early Detection Network (BAEDN) is a collaborative partnership of regional land managers, invasive species experts, and concerned citizens in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. BAEDN selects regional priority species for eradication, including some naturalized non-native plant species that have not yet become invasive but that are deemed to be a future risk.BAEDN has become a project of Cal-IPC, joining with other regional partnerships across the state working with Cal-IPC to prioritize eradication targets. Cal-IPC is supporting continued work on Bay Area populations that have been selected for eradication. For more information on BAEDN, contact

Report invasive plant populations using the weed observation form on Calflora.

Steering Committee

The BAEDN Steering Committee is a regional coordinating body for the 8 county Bay Area region.  Members participate by representing their WMA and helping to set the direction and procure funding for strategic regional invasive plant efforts.