Invasive and Native Species Resources in Contra Costa County

 Invasive Species

   
Articles on Invasive Species
pdf Controlling Invasive Species
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It is often difficult for landowners to cultivate desirable plant species on their property. An even more frustrating task is keeping unwanted plants at bay.

pdf Hydrilla Verticellata

This is an Invasive Species Element Stewardship Abstract, prepared by The Nature Conservancy to assist their land stewards and other land managers in managing invasive species.

Invasives Inventory & Database
Keeping the Razorbacks in the Football Stadium
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Feral animals are those that have returned to an untamed state after having been domesticated.  Such is the case with almost all the wild pigs in North America.& ...

pdf ExFor The Exotic Forest Pest Information System for North America Participant’s Guidelines
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ExFor is an Internet-accessible database containing information on forest pests that can be used by workers worldwide. This document describes the guidelines to be followed by contributors to the ExFor database in evaluating exotic forest pests and in submitting background information to the database.

pdf How to Prevent the Spread of New Zealand Mudsnails through Field Gear
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This is a guide for field detection and for treating field gear to prevent the spread of New Zealand mudsnails. It is intended for researchers, monitoring crews, watershed survey groups, and anyone else who travels frequently between aquatic or riparian locations.

pdf Water Gardens and Introduced Species
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Constructing a water garden is a unique and enjoyable way to accent a property. There are many types of aquatic plants and animals commonly used in water gardens including water lettuce, cattails and koi.

pdf Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Strategic Plan (2013 – 2017)
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Aquatic nuisance species (ANS) are nonindigenous species that threaten the diversity or abundance of native species, the ecological stability of infested waters, and/or any commercial, agricultural, aquacultural, or recreational activities dependent on such waters.

pdf Combating Invasive Species
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Policy Resolution 13-02: Western Governors support coordinated, prevention efforts of early detection and rapid response with multistate management and eradication actions to limit or eliminate introductions and improve control of invasive species expansion.

pdf Uniform Minimum Protocols and Standards for Watercraft Interception Programs for Dreissenid Mussels in the Western United States
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pdf Quagga-Zebra Mussel Action Plan for Western U.S. Waters
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iMapInvasives

iMapInvasives provides an on-line, GIS-based data management system to assist citizen scientists and natural resource managers working to protect natural resources from the threat of invasive species. Visit the iMapinvasives website 

Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals
There are 121 resources serving Contra Costa County in the following categories:
map itMap of Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals serving Contra Costa County
Biologists / Ecologists
Ashley Tuggle, M.E.M.
Great Ecology - Ecologist - La Jolla, CA
California Waterfowl Association
John Carlson, Jr. - President - Roseville, CA
Catherine Hickey
Point Blue Conservation Science - Petaluma, CA
Catherine Mandella
CDFW Quagga/Zebra Mussel Project Regional Scientist - Napa, CA
Center for Invasive Species Research
Mark Hoddle - Director of Center for Invasive Species Research, Extension Specialist - Riverside, CA
Dan Connelly
Pheasants Forever Inc. - Regional Field Representative - Las Vegas, NV
David Fix
Mad River Biologists - Associate Biologist - Eureka, CA
David Olson
Conservation Earth Consulting - Conservation & Restoration Expert - Burbank, CA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Fernando Villalba
National Park Service - John Muir National Historic Site - Biologist - Martinez, CA
Hugh Barrett
Sage Advice - President - Long Beach, WA
HWR Engineering & Science
Mike Wilson - Arcata, CA
J. Ole Becker
Cooperative Extension Specialist and Nematologist - Riverside, CA
James Baldwin
Chair and Professor of Nematology - Center for Invasive Species Research Contributor/Affiliate - Riverside, CA
Jessica Stauffer
Mad River Biologists - Associate Biologist - Eureka, CA
Jessie Quinn, Ph.D.
Great Ecology - Senior Ecologist - La Jolla, CA
Julie Fontaine
Trestles Environmental Corporation - Fallbrook, CA
Kerry Ross
Mad River Biologists - Associate Biologist - Eureka, CA
Lance Morgan
Marine Conservation Biology Institute - Glen Ellen, CA
Laurel Goldsmith
Mad River Biologists - Biologist - Eureka, CA
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Nick Buhbe, M.S.
Great Ecology - Director of Ecology - La Jolla, CA
Pacific Coast Conservation Alliance
William E Haas - Executive Director - Paso Robles, CA
Ralph Vigil
Restoration Resources - Director of Habitat Management - Rocklin, CA
Ron LeValley
Mad River Biologists - Senior Biologist - Eureka, CA
Sean McAllister
Mad River Biologists - Associate Biologist - Eureka, CA
Stephanie Morrissette
Mad River Biologists - Associate Biologist - Eureka, CA
Sweetwater Environmental Biologists, Inc.
Barry Jones - El Cajon, CA
Tehama Environmental Solutions, Inc.
Jeff Souza - President and Senior Biologist - Red Bluff, CA
Thad Heater
NRCS State Biologist - Reno, NV
Tierra Resource Management
Steve Kohlmann, Ph.D., CWB - Principal - Fairfield, CA
Timothy Hoelzle, M.S.
Great Ecology - Ecology Team Manager - La Jolla, CA
Travis Hemmen
Westervelt Ecological Services - Vice President, Business Acquisition - Sacramento, CA
Tyler Nicoll
Great Ecology - Ecologist - La Jolla, CA
Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc
California Branch Office - Arcata, CA
WRA Environmental Consultants
- San Rafael, CA
Federal And State Agency Landowner Specialists
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Ashley Tuggle, M.E.M.
Great Ecology - Ecologist - La Jolla, CA
Country Natural Beef
Wes Davies - Customer Service - Burns, OR
David Olson
Conservation Earth Consulting - Conservation & Restoration Expert - Burbank, CA
Ducks Unlimited
- Western Regional Office - Rancho Cordova, CA
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Hugh Barrett
Sage Advice - President - Long Beach, WA
HWR Engineering & Science
Mike Wilson - Arcata, CA
James Armstrong
Rare Earth Science, LLC - Principal Geologist - Gunnison, CO
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Marstel-Day, LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Michael Lester - Portland, OR
Ralph Vigil
Restoration Resources - Director of Habitat Management - Rocklin, CA
River Partners
John Carlton - President - Chico, CA
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Salix Applied Earthcare
- Redding, CA
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Stuntzner Engineering and Forestry
Ron and Joyce Stuntzner - Coos Bay, OR
Tehama Environmental Solutions, Inc.
Jeff Souza - President and Senior Biologist - Red Bluff, CA
Tierra Resource Management
Steve Kohlmann, Ph.D., CWB - Principal - Fairfield, CA
Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc
California Branch Office - Arcata, CA
Wetland Resources, LLC
Ed Flynn - Sausalito, CA
Weed / Invasives Management Professionals
Alameda-Contra Costa Weed Management Area
Edmund Duarte - Concord, CA
Biological Control Program
Mike Pitcairn - Program Manager - Sacramento, CA
California Invasive Plant Council
Doug Johnson - Executive Director - Berkeley, CA
California Invasive Species Program
Habitat Conservation Planning Branch - California Department of Fish and Wildlife - Sacramento, CA
Catherine Mandella
CDFW Quagga/Zebra Mussel Project Regional Scientist - Napa, CA
Center for Invasive Species Management
Liz Galli-Noble - Director - Bozeman, MT
Center for Invasive Species Research
Mark Hoddle - Director of Center for Invasive Species Research, Extension Specialist - Riverside, CA
Country Natural Beef
Wes Davies - Customer Service - Burns, OR
David Olson
Conservation Earth Consulting - Conservation & Restoration Expert - Burbank, CA
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Edith Allen
CISR - Cooperative Extension Natural Resources, Specialist.& Professor of Plant Ecology - Riverside, CA
J. Ole Becker
Cooperative Extension Specialist and Nematologist - Riverside, CA
James Baldwin
Chair and Professor of Nematology - Center for Invasive Species Research Contributor/Affiliate - Riverside, CA
Jonathan Thompson
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - California and Nevada Region - Regional AIS Coordinator - Lodi, CA
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Louanne McMartin
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - California and Nevada Region - Assistant Regional AIS Coordinator - Lodi, CA
Matthew Daugherty
Assistant Extension Specialist;CISR Contributor/Affiliate - Riverside, CA
Paul Heimowitz
U.s. Fish and Wildlife Service - Pacific Region - Regional Ais Coordinator - Portland, OR
Robyn Draheim
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Pacific Region - Regional AIS Coordinator - Portland, OR
Ron Smith
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - California and Nevada Region - Regional AIS Coordinator - Lodi, CA
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Specialized Landscape Mgmt. Svcs. Inc.
- Simi Valley, CA
Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources - Davis, CA
Steve Chilton
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Lake Tahoe and Northern Nevada AIS Coordinator - Stateline, NV
Tamarisk Coalition
Stacy Beaugh - Executive Director - Grand Junction, CO
Tom Bellows
Professor of Entomology and CISR Contributor/Affiliate - Riverside, CA
Tyler Nicoll
Great Ecology - Ecologist - La Jolla, CA
Western Aquatic Plant Management Society
Toni Pennington - Tetra Tech, Inc. - Portland, OR
Weed Management Areas
Alameda-Contra Costa Weed Management Area
Edmund Duarte - Concord, CA
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
Bat Conservancy of Coastal California
Monique Smith Lee - President - Freedom, CA
Brian Monaghan
Wildlands - Vice President of Sales & Marketing - Rocklin, CA
California Council for Wildlife Rehabilitators (CCWR)
Leslie Bale - President - Los Alamitos, CA
California Deer Assocation
Pat Fitzmorris - CDA Field Director - Salinas, CA
California Invasive Species Program
Habitat Conservation Planning Branch - California Department of Fish and Wildlife - Sacramento, CA
California Waterfowl Association
John Carlson, Jr. - President - Roseville, CA
Dan Kominek
Wildlands - Vice President of Land Management - Rocklin, CA
David Olson
Conservation Earth Consulting - Conservation & Restoration Expert - Burbank, CA
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Hugh Barrett
Sage Advice - President - Long Beach, WA
Humane Wildlife Control
Duane Titus and Rebecca Dmytryk Titus - Owners - Moss Landing, CA
HWR Engineering & Science
Mike Wilson - Arcata, CA
James Armstrong
Rare Earth Science, LLC - Principal Geologist - Gunnison, CO
James L. Able Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Eureka, CA
Jessie Quinn, Ph.D.
Great Ecology - Senior Ecologist - La Jolla, CA
Julie Mentzer
Wildlands - Director of Environmental Operations for the PNW - Rocklin, CA
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Marine Mammal Center
Dr. Jeff Boehm - Executive Director - Sausalito, CA
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Michael Lester - Portland, OR
Matt Greene
Matt Greene Forestry & Biological Consulting - Forester and Wildlife Biologist - Cazadero, CA
Nick Buhbe, M.S.
Great Ecology - Director of Ecology - La Jolla, CA
Nicole Carion
California Department of Fish & Wildlife - Statewide Coordinator for Wildlife Rehabilitators and Restricted Species - Redding, CA
Oiled Wildlife Care Center
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine - Davis, CA
Pacific Coast Conservation Alliance
William E Haas - Executive Director - Paso Robles, CA
Paul Sherman
Wildlands - Director of Land Acquisition - Rocklin, CA
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
San Francisco Bay Joint Venture
Beth Hunting - Joint Venture Coordinator - Fairfax, CA
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Sonoran Joint Venture
Robert Mesta - Joint Venture Coordinator - Tucson, AZ
Steve Thompson
Steve Thompson LLC - CEO - Granite Bay, CA
Tehama Environmental Solutions, Inc.
Jeff Souza - President and Senior Biologist - Red Bluff, CA
Timothy Hoelzle, M.S.
Great Ecology - Ecology Team Manager - La Jolla, CA
Wildlife Emergency Services (WES)
Rebecca Dmytryk - President and CEO - Moss Landing, CA

 Native Species

   
Articles on Native Species
Mitigation and Conservation Banking
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To many landowners a threatened or endangered (T&E) species on their property is anathema because it can herald all kinds of state and federal limitations on use of their property.& ...

Western Monarch Milkweed Mapper

This project is part of a collaborative effort to map and better understand monarch butterflies and their host plants across the Western U.S. Data compiled through this project will improve our understanding of the distribution and phenology of monarchs and milkweeds, identify important breeding areas, and help us better understand monarch conservation needs. Some of the key research questions that these data will help us answer include:

  • Where are different milkweed species growing in the West?
  • Where are monarchs occurring in the West?
  • Where are monarchs breeding in the West?
  • When is milkweed emerging and senescing (dying back) in the West?
  • How does milkweed phenology (life cycle) differ by species?
  • When is monarch breeding occurring in specific areas/regions of the West?
  • What types of habitats are different milkweed species associated with?

Your help is critical to the success of this project! Because monarchs and their host plants are found all across the western U.S., the best way to document them is to engage a multitude of volunteers and their cameras. You can participate in this effort by using this website to:

  • Upload your photos of monarchs and milkweeds;
  • Identify milkweeds using our milkweed key, which profiles over 40 milkweed species found in the west;
  • Submit data which will help researchers determine the distribution, phenology, and conservation needs of monarchs and milkweeds in the west; and
  • Learn about monarchs, their host plants, and ongoing conservation efforts for these species. 
Keeping the Razorbacks in the Football Stadium
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Feral animals are those that have returned to an untamed state after having been domesticated.  Such is the case with almost all the wild pigs in North America.& ...

pdf Pocket Guide to Sagebrush
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This Guide provides identifying characteristics and range maps for 18 species of sagebrush, encompassing 27 different kinds (including subspecies and hybrids).

pdf Inspection and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species 2012 Edition
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Procedures have been developed in this manual to address the transport of pest and invasive species through equipment movement. This manual provides uniform guidelines for inspecting and cleaning vehicles and equipment to help prevent the spread of pest and invasive species during Bureau of Reclamation activities.

Endemic Species and Biodiversity Hotspots

According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, endemic species are native species that are confined to a certain region or having a comparatively restricted distribution.& ...

pdf Native Seed: An Introduction to Income Opportunities from Native Seed Gathered from Small Private Forestlands in the Pacific Northwest
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Introductory factsheet looking at income opportunities for small forestland owners from native seed harvesting and processing to be used in ...

pdf Native Plants: A Quick Reference Guide
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Learn more about native plants, get involved, and spread the word!

pdf Developing Wildlife-Friendly Pine Plantations
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Native Species Organizations & Professionals
There are 185 resources serving Contra Costa County in the following categories:
map itMap of Native Species Organizations & Professionals serving Contra Costa County
Biologists / Ecologists
Ashley Tuggle, M.E.M.
Great Ecology - Ecologist - La Jolla, CA
California Waterfowl Association
John Carlson, Jr. - President - Roseville, CA
Catherine Hickey
Point Blue Conservation Science - Petaluma, CA
Catherine Mandella
CDFW Quagga/Zebra Mussel Project Regional Scientist - Napa, CA
Center for Invasive Species Research
Mark Hoddle - Director of Center for Invasive Species Research, Extension Specialist - Riverside, CA
Dan Connelly
Pheasants Forever Inc. - Regional Field Representative - Las Vegas, NV
David Fix
Mad River Biologists - Associate Biologist - Eureka, CA
David Olson
Conservation Earth Consulting - Conservation & Restoration Expert - Burbank, CA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Fernando Villalba
National Park Service - John Muir National Historic Site - Biologist - Martinez, CA
Hugh Barrett
Sage Advice - President - Long Beach, WA
HWR Engineering & Science
Mike Wilson - Arcata, CA
J. Ole Becker
Cooperative Extension Specialist and Nematologist - Riverside, CA
James Baldwin
Chair and Professor of Nematology - Center for Invasive Species Research Contributor/Affiliate - Riverside, CA
Jessica Stauffer
Mad River Biologists - Associate Biologist - Eureka, CA
Jessie Quinn, Ph.D.
Great Ecology - Senior Ecologist - La Jolla, CA
Julie Fontaine
Trestles Environmental Corporation - Fallbrook, CA
Kerry Ross
Mad River Biologists - Associate Biologist - Eureka, CA
Lance Morgan
Marine Conservation Biology Institute - Glen Ellen, CA
Laurel Goldsmith
Mad River Biologists - Biologist - Eureka, CA
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Nick Buhbe, M.S.
Great Ecology - Director of Ecology - La Jolla, CA
Pacific Coast Conservation Alliance
William E Haas - Executive Director - Paso Robles, CA
Ralph Vigil
Restoration Resources - Director of Habitat Management - Rocklin, CA
Ron LeValley
Mad River Biologists - Senior Biologist - Eureka, CA
Sean McAllister
Mad River Biologists - Associate Biologist - Eureka, CA
Stephanie Morrissette
Mad River Biologists - Associate Biologist - Eureka, CA
Sweetwater Environmental Biologists, Inc.
Barry Jones - El Cajon, CA
Tehama Environmental Solutions, Inc.
Jeff Souza - President and Senior Biologist - Red Bluff, CA
Thad Heater
NRCS State Biologist - Reno, NV
Tierra Resource Management
Steve Kohlmann, Ph.D., CWB - Principal - Fairfield, CA
Timothy Hoelzle, M.S.
Great Ecology - Ecology Team Manager - La Jolla, CA
Travis Hemmen
Westervelt Ecological Services - Vice President, Business Acquisition - Sacramento, CA
Tyler Nicoll
Great Ecology - Ecologist - La Jolla, CA
Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc
California Branch Office - Arcata, CA
WRA Environmental Consultants
- San Rafael, CA
Fisheries Biologists
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Jonathan Thompson
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - California and Nevada Region - Regional AIS Coordinator - Lodi, CA
Louanne McMartin
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - California and Nevada Region - Assistant Regional AIS Coordinator - Lodi, CA
Paul Heimowitz
U.s. Fish and Wildlife Service - Pacific Region - Regional Ais Coordinator - Portland, OR
Robyn Draheim
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Pacific Region - Regional AIS Coordinator - Portland, OR
Ron Smith
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - California and Nevada Region - Regional AIS Coordinator - Lodi, CA
Steve Chilton
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Lake Tahoe and Northern Nevada AIS Coordinator - Stateline, NV
Native Plant Society Chapters
California Native Grass Association
- Woodland, CA
East Bay Chapter - California Native Plant Society
Beth Wurzburg - Berkeley, CA
The California Lichen Society (CALS)
- Fairfax, CA
Native Species Nurseries
Amador Flower Farm
Steve Saunders - Plymouth, CA
Bay Natives
- San Francisco, CA
Berkeley Horticultural Nursery
- Berkeley, CA
Botanique
Robert Sacilotto - Stanardsville, VA
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Buckeye Nursery
- Petaluma, CA
Cactus Jungle Nursery and Garden
- Berkeley, CA
Cornflower Farms
- Elk Grove, CA
David Olson
Conservation Earth Consulting - Conservation & Restoration Expert - Burbank, CA
El Dorado Nursery & Garden Inc.
- Shingle Springs, CA
Elkhorn Native Plant Nursery
Robert Stephens - Owner - Moss Landing, CA
Far West Bulb Farm
- Grass Valley, CA
Floral Native Nursery
- Chico, CA
Forest Seeds of California
- Placerville, CA
Fowler Nurseries, Inc.
- Newcastle, CA
Freshwater Farms and Northcoast Native Seed Bank
Rick Storre - Owner - Eureka, CA
Great Basin Natives
- Holden, UT
Hedgerow Farms
Jeff Quiter - Nursery and Habitat Manager - Winters, CA
Izel Plants
Amanda McClean - Washington, DC
Jughandle Creek Nature Center Native Plant Nursery
Helene Chalfin - Caspar, CA
Lakes Nursery
- Newcastle, CA
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Main Street Trees
- Napa, CA
Mountain Valley Growers, Inc.
- Squaw Valley, CA
Native Springs Nursery
Nancy Schleiger - Owner - Durham, CA
O'Donnell's Fairfax Nursery
- Fairfax, CA
Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply
Pattie Boudier - Grass Valley, CA
PlantNative
Steve Sullivan - Director - Portland, OR
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Dr. Lucinda McDade - Executive Director - Claremont, CA
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Rolling River Nursery
- Orleans, CA
Sierra View Nursery
- Loomis, CA
Specialty Oaks, Inc.
- Lower Lake, CA
Sperbeck’s Nursery
Chrisann Sperbeck - Yuba City, CA
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
Telos Rare Bulbs
- Ferndale, CA
The Watershed Nursery
- Richmond, CA
Village Nurseries
- Orange , CA
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Yerba Buena Nursery
Kathy Crane - Owner - Woodside, CA
Seed / Seedling Suppliers
American Grazing Lands Services LLC
Jim & Dawn Gerrish - May, ID
American Tree Seedling
- Bainbridge, GA
ArborGen
- Ridgeville, SC
ATS Partners, LLC
Chuck Whittaker - Bainbridge, GA
Bell Brothers, Inc.
- Claxton, GA
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Buckeye Nursery, Inc
- Perry, FL
Central Florida Lands & Timber Nursery, L.L.C.
- Mayo, FL
Chestnut Hill Nursery & Orchards
- Alachua, FL
Corvallis Plant Materials Center
Annie Young-Mathews - PMC Manager - Corvallis, OR
Deep South Growers
- Douglas, GA
DeepSouth Pine Nursery, Inc.
Gary Cannon, John Manning, Jim Hasty - Bascom, FL
Dwight Stansel Farm Nursery
- Wellborn, FL
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Forest Seeds of California
- Placerville, CA
Foundation Plant Services
UC Davis - Davis, CA
Great Basin Natives
- Holden, UT
Great Basin Plant Materials Center
Christopher Bernau - Rangeland Management Specialist - Fallon, NV
Hedgerow Farms
Jeff Quiter - Nursery and Habitat Manager - Winters, CA
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
Ivy Garth Seeds & Plants, Inc.
- Chesterland, OH
J. R. Simplot Company
- Boise, ID
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Harry Fraser - General Manager - Winslow, ME
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Lockeford Plant Materials Center
Margaret Smither-Kopperl - PMC Manager - Lockeford, CA
Native Seeds-SEARCH
- Tucson, AZ
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
Ranchland Development Inc.
Roland N. Spencer - Founder - Winfield, KS
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Speedling, Inc.
- Ruskin, FL
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
The Vetiver Network International
- Bellingham, WA
The Westervelt Co.
- Tuscaloosa, AL
Tucson Plant Materials Center
Heather Dial - PMC Manager - Tucson, AZ
Utah Seed
Orson Boyce - Bothwell, UT
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Weed / Invasives Management Professionals
Alameda-Contra Costa Weed Management Area
Edmund Duarte - Concord, CA
Biological Control Program
Mike Pitcairn - Program Manager - Sacramento, CA
California Invasive Plant Council
Doug Johnson - Executive Director - Berkeley, CA
California Invasive Species Program
Habitat Conservation Planning Branch - California Department of Fish and Wildlife - Sacramento, CA
Catherine Mandella
CDFW Quagga/Zebra Mussel Project Regional Scientist - Napa, CA
Center for Invasive Species Management
Liz Galli-Noble - Director - Bozeman, MT
Center for Invasive Species Research
Mark Hoddle - Director of Center for Invasive Species Research, Extension Specialist - Riverside, CA
Country Natural Beef
Wes Davies - Customer Service - Burns, OR
David Olson
Conservation Earth Consulting - Conservation & Restoration Expert - Burbank, CA
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Edith Allen
CISR - Cooperative Extension Natural Resources, Specialist.& Professor of Plant Ecology - Riverside, CA
J. Ole Becker
Cooperative Extension Specialist and Nematologist - Riverside, CA
James Baldwin
Chair and Professor of Nematology - Center for Invasive Species Research Contributor/Affiliate - Riverside, CA
Jonathan Thompson
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - California and Nevada Region - Regional AIS Coordinator - Lodi, CA
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Louanne McMartin
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - California and Nevada Region - Assistant Regional AIS Coordinator - Lodi, CA
Matthew Daugherty
Assistant Extension Specialist;CISR Contributor/Affiliate - Riverside, CA
Paul Heimowitz
U.s. Fish and Wildlife Service - Pacific Region - Regional Ais Coordinator - Portland, OR
Robyn Draheim
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Pacific Region - Regional AIS Coordinator - Portland, OR
Ron Smith
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - California and Nevada Region - Regional AIS Coordinator - Lodi, CA
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Specialized Landscape Mgmt. Svcs. Inc.
- Simi Valley, CA
Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources - Davis, CA
Steve Chilton
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Lake Tahoe and Northern Nevada AIS Coordinator - Stateline, NV
Tamarisk Coalition
Stacy Beaugh - Executive Director - Grand Junction, CO
Tom Bellows
Professor of Entomology and CISR Contributor/Affiliate - Riverside, CA
Tyler Nicoll
Great Ecology - Ecologist - La Jolla, CA
Western Aquatic Plant Management Society
Toni Pennington - Tetra Tech, Inc. - Portland, OR
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
Bat Conservancy of Coastal California
Monique Smith Lee - President - Freedom, CA
Brian Monaghan
Wildlands - Vice President of Sales & Marketing - Rocklin, CA
California Council for Wildlife Rehabilitators (CCWR)
Leslie Bale - President - Los Alamitos, CA
California Deer Assocation
Pat Fitzmorris - CDA Field Director - Salinas, CA
California Invasive Species Program
Habitat Conservation Planning Branch - California Department of Fish and Wildlife - Sacramento, CA
California Waterfowl Association
John Carlson, Jr. - President - Roseville, CA
Dan Kominek
Wildlands - Vice President of Land Management - Rocklin, CA
David Olson
Conservation Earth Consulting - Conservation & Restoration Expert - Burbank, CA
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Hugh Barrett
Sage Advice - President - Long Beach, WA
Humane Wildlife Control
Duane Titus and Rebecca Dmytryk Titus - Owners - Moss Landing, CA
HWR Engineering & Science
Mike Wilson - Arcata, CA
James Armstrong
Rare Earth Science, LLC - Principal Geologist - Gunnison, CO
James L. Able Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Eureka, CA
Jessie Quinn, Ph.D.
Great Ecology - Senior Ecologist - La Jolla, CA
Julie Mentzer
Wildlands - Director of Environmental Operations for the PNW - Rocklin, CA
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Marine Mammal Center
Dr. Jeff Boehm - Executive Director - Sausalito, CA
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Michael Lester - Portland, OR
Matt Greene
Matt Greene Forestry & Biological Consulting - Forester and Wildlife Biologist - Cazadero, CA
Nick Buhbe, M.S.
Great Ecology - Director of Ecology - La Jolla, CA
Nicole Carion
California Department of Fish & Wildlife - Statewide Coordinator for Wildlife Rehabilitators and Restricted Species - Redding, CA
Oiled Wildlife Care Center
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine - Davis, CA
Pacific Coast Conservation Alliance
William E Haas - Executive Director - Paso Robles, CA
Paul Sherman
Wildlands - Director of Land Acquisition - Rocklin, CA
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
San Francisco Bay Joint Venture
Beth Hunting - Joint Venture Coordinator - Fairfax, CA
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Sonoran Joint Venture
Robert Mesta - Joint Venture Coordinator - Tucson, AZ
Steve Thompson
Steve Thompson LLC - CEO - Granite Bay, CA
Tehama Environmental Solutions, Inc.
Jeff Souza - President and Senior Biologist - Red Bluff, CA
Timothy Hoelzle, M.S.
Great Ecology - Ecology Team Manager - La Jolla, CA
Wildlife Emergency Services (WES)
Rebecca Dmytryk - President and CEO - Moss Landing, CA

 Species Best Management Practices

   
Articles on Species Best Management Practices
pdf Safe Harbor: Helping Landowners Help Endangered Species
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This handbook describes safe harbor agreements and the way in which they work. It aims to help you decide if a safe harbor agreement makes sense for your land.& ...

pdf Controlling Invasive Species
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It is often difficult for landowners to cultivate desirable plant species on their property. An even more frustrating task is keeping unwanted plants at bay.

pdf SeaStates 2013: How Well Does Your State Protect Your Coastal Waters?
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Here, using publicly available information, the Marine Conservation Institute and Mission Blue present the first scientifically rigorous quantitative account of no-take marine reserves in the waters of US coastal states and territories.

pdf Pocket Guide to Sagebrush
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This Guide provides identifying characteristics and range maps for 18 species of sagebrush, encompassing 27 different kinds (including subspecies and hybrids).

pdf Inspection and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species 2012 Edition
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Procedures have been developed in this manual to address the transport of pest and invasive species through equipment movement. This manual provides uniform guidelines for inspecting and cleaning vehicles and equipment to help prevent the spread of pest and invasive species during Bureau of Reclamation activities.

pdf Overview of EPA Authorities for Natural Resource Managers Developing Aquatic Invasive Species Rapid Response and Management Plans
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed this document as a tool for state, tribal, regional, and local natural resource managers who are preparing or considering the preparation of rapid response action and/or management plans for aquatic invasive species (AIS).

Aquatic Weed Management Control Methods

A discussion of the main types of aquatic weeds, plus prevention; biological, chemical, and mechanical control; and integrated weed management. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.tamu.edu/index.cfm/event/viewAllSheets/

pdf Non-native Invasive Species Best Management Practices
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Non-native plants, animals, and microorganisms found outside of their natural range can become invasive. While many of these are harmless because they do not reproduce or spread in their new surroundings, other non-native species (NNIS) are considered invasive if they can cause harm to the economy, ecology or human health of the new environment.

pdf Prescribed Fire Associations
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A Prescribed Fire Association is a group of landowners and other concerned citizens that form a partnership to conduct prescribed burns. Prescribed burning is the key land management tool used to restore and maintain native plant communities to their former diversity and productivity for livestock production and wildlife habitat.

pdf Ecosystem services provided by bats
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Review of the available literature on the ecological and economic impact of ecosystem services provided by  bats.

pdf 2008 - 2012 National Invasive Species Management Plan
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Invasive Species introduced into the United States from around the globe are affecting plant and animal communities on our farms, ranches and coasts; and in our parks, waters, forests, and backyards.