Bay Area Early Detection Network

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

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

The Bay Area Early Detection Network (BAEDN) was a collaborative partnership of regional land managers, invasive species experts, and concerned citizens in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area active from 2006-2011. BAEDN selected 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’s work is now integrated as management priorities for the Bay Area region for Cal-IPC’s statewide effort to establish regional priorities. Cal-IPC supports 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.