Invasive and Native Species Resources in Sonoma County

 Invasive Species

   
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Cooperative Conservation - Determinants of Landowner Engagement in Conserving Endangered Species
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This paper analyzes surveys of private landowners to identify factors that determine landowner engagement in the conservation of endangered species.

 

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Information Resource for the United States Geological Survey

The Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) information resource for the United States Geological Survey located at the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center. This site has been established as a central repository for accurate and spatially referenced biogeographic accounts of nonindigenous aquatic species. The program provides scientific reports, online/realtime queries, spatial data sets, regional contact lists, and general information. The data is made available for use by biologists, interagency groups, and the general public. The geographical coverage is the United States.

For more information on the NAS program see the NAS Flyer.

 

National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC) - Gateway to invasive species information covering Federal, State, local, and international sources.

The National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC) was established in 2005 at the National Agricultural Library to meet the information needs of users including the National Invasive Species Council (Council). NISIC creates and manages the www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov Web site. The Web site serves as a reference gateway to information, organizations, and services about invasive species.
 
The Center grew out of NAL's leadership in the development of the Invasivespecies.gov Web site for the Council. In June 2000, Invasivespecies.gov was launched as a joint collaboration between NAL, the U.S. Geological Survey, National Biological Information Infrastructure, and the Council. The site began with less than 200 links to external resources. By June 2005 the Web site had more than 12,000 unique links. A major redesign was needed to enhance access to this growing wealth of resources.
 
A new Web site, www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov, managed by NISIC was launched in 2005 built largely on the general content from the original www.invasivespecies.gov Web site.
 
Invasivespecies.gov is managed by the staff of the National Invasive Species Council to meet the administrative, communication, and facilitation needs specifically related to the business and activity of the Council.

 

National Estuarine and Marine Exotic Species Information System (NEMESIS)

National Estuarine and Marine Exotic Species Information System (NEMESIS) is a resource for information on non-native (or exotic) species that occur in coastal marine waters of the United States. National Estuarine and Marine Exotic Species Information System (NEMESIS), developed by the Marine Invasions Research Laboratory at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, provides comprehensive information on approximately 500 introduced marine and estuarine species of invertebrates and algae with established populations in the continental United States.  Designed for a diverse audience, from researchers and resource managers to students and the public, NEMESIS is a portal for access to general or specific information on introduced marine species in the United States.

 

National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS) Pest Tracker

This website publishes survey maps for pests of agricultural and forest commodities and provides links to pest news and information. The National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS) stores and manages pest survey data that is collected by CAPS (Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey) and other PPQ (Plant Protection and Quarantine) survey programs. Detection surveys are one tool used to manage the introduction of exotic pests.

 

California Invasive Plant Inventory Database

The Cal-IPC Inventory

The Inventory categorizes plants that threaten California's natural areas. The Inventory includes plants that currently cause damage in California (invasive plants) as well as "Watch" plants that are a high risk of becoming invasive in the future

 

Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States

 

USDA PLANTS Database

The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. This information primarily promotes land conservation in the United States and its territories, but academic, educational, and general use is encouraged. PLANTS reduces government spending by minimizing duplication and making information exchange possible across agencies and disciplines.
 
PLANTS is a collaborative effort of the USDA NRCS National Plant Data Team (NPDT), the USDA NRCS Information Technology Center (ITC), The USDA National Information Technology Center (NITC), and many other partners. Much of the PLANTS data and design is developed at NPDT, and the Web application is programmed at ITC and NITC and served through the USDA Web Farm. Here’s more information about who does what on the PLANTS Team, our Partners, and our Data Contributors.

 

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 

 

California Non-native Estuarine and Marine Organisms

The Cal-NEMO database includes comprehensive and user-friendly information on established non-native invertebrates and algae in the marine and estuarine waters of California. A collaboration between Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), Cal-NEMO is a portal of the National Estuarine and Marine Exotic Species Information System (NEMESIS).

Cal-NEMO replaces CANOD, OSPR’s inventory of non-native species in California. Improvements include images and descriptions for identification, maps of global distributions, and information about species ecology and impacts. It is a long-term, dynamic database that we will continue to update as new species are discovered and new research becomes available.

 

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.

 

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.& ...

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Uniform Minimum Protocols and Standards for Watercraft Interception Programs for Dreissenid Mussels in the Western United States
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Quagga-Zebra Mussel Action Plan for Western U.S. Waters
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Show Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals (118)
There are 118 resources serving Sonoma County in the following categories:
map itMap of Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals serving Sonoma County
Biologists / Ecologists
Ashley Tuggle, M.E.M.
Great Ecology - Ecologist - La Jolla, 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
HELIX Environmental Planning
Clarus Backes, RPA - Senior Archaeologist - Folsom, 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
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Robert Galliano - Forester - Auburn, CA
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
SGI Coordinator - 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
Sonoma County Ag + Open Space
- Santa Rosa, CA
Thad Heater
SGI Coordinator - NRCS State Biologist - Reno, NV
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Ashley Tuggle, M.E.M.
Great Ecology - Ecologist - La Jolla, CA
California Land Stewardship Institute
Laurel Marcus - Napa, CA
Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc.
Janet Wolfe - Director of Marketing and Communications - Albuquerque, NM
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
Marstel-Day, LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Robert Galliano - Forester - Auburn, CA
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
- 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
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
Edith Allen
CISR - Cooperative Extension Natural Resources, Specialist.& Professor of Plant Ecology - Riverside, CA
Hydrilla Program - CDFA
Dr. Patrick Akers - Program Manager - Sacramento, 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
RiversEdge West
- Grand Junction, CO
Ron Smith
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - California and Nevada Region - Regional AIS Coordinator - Lodi, CA
Society for Range Management
- Littleton, CO
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
Tom Bellows
Professor of Entomology and CISR Contributor/Affiliate - Riverside, CA
Tyler Nicoll
Great Ecology - Ecologist - La Jolla, CA
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Pacific Region
Linda Beck - Regional AIS Coordinator - Portland, OR
Western Aquatic Plant Management Society
Toni Pennington - Tetra Tech, Inc. - Portland, OR
Weed Management Areas
Marin/Sonoma Weed Management Area
Noelle Johnson - Novato, CA
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
A Wildlife Exclusion Service
- Petaluma, CA
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
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
HELIX Environmental Planning
Clarus Backes, RPA - Senior Archaeologist - Folsom, CA
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 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
Marine Mammal Center
Dr. Jeff Boehm - Executive Director - Sausalito, CA
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Robert Galliano - Forester - Auburn, CA
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
Pacific OpenSpace, Inc.
Dave Kaplow - Petaluma, 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
- Littleton, CO
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue
Doris Duncan - Executive Director - Petaluma, CA
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

   
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NatureServe Explorer

NatureServe Explorer provides information on more than 70,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada, and includes  in-depth coverage for rare and endangered species. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe and its natural heritage member programs.

Use the database to find:

  • scientific and common names
  • conservation status
  • distribution maps
  • images for thousands of species
  • life histories, conservation needs, and more

 

Native Seed Network

The Native Seed Network is a resource for people working to add native plants back into the landscape. Since 2002 we have been working with land managers, seed producers, and restoration professionals to share information about native seed and improve our knowledge about and access to native seed.

The Native Seed Network connects people and organizations involved with all aspects of native seed, from collection, development, production, and use in restoration. Our vision is for restoration and rehabilitation projects to be supported by an abundance of quality seed that is both appropriate for the site and affordable.

 

 

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Native Plant Database

 

USDA PLANTS Database

The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. This information primarily promotes land conservation in the United States and its territories, but academic, educational, and general use is encouraged. PLANTS reduces government spending by minimizing duplication and making information exchange possible across agencies and disciplines.
 
PLANTS is a collaborative effort of the USDA NRCS National Plant Data Team (NPDT), the USDA NRCS Information Technology Center (ITC), The USDA National Information Technology Center (NITC), and many other partners. Much of the PLANTS data and design is developed at NPDT, and the Web application is programmed at ITC and NITC and served through the USDA Web Farm. Here’s more information about who does what on the PLANTS Team, our Partners, and our Data Contributors.

 

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.& ...

 

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).

 

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.& ...

 

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 ...

 

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

 

Developing Wildlife-Friendly Pine Plantations
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Show Native Species Organizations & Professionals (180)
There are 180 resources serving Sonoma County in the following categories:
map itMap of Native Species Organizations & Professionals serving Sonoma County
Biologists / Ecologists
Ashley Tuggle, M.E.M.
Great Ecology - Ecologist - La Jolla, 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
HELIX Environmental Planning
Clarus Backes, RPA - Senior Archaeologist - Folsom, 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
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Robert Galliano - Forester - Auburn, CA
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
SGI Coordinator - 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
HELIX Environmental Planning
Clarus Backes, RPA - Senior Archaeologist - Folsom, CA
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
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
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Pacific Region
Linda Beck - Regional AIS Coordinator - Portland, OR
Native Plant Society Chapters
California Native Grass Association
Diana Jeffery - Administrative Director - Davis, CA
Dorothy King Young Chapter - California Native Plant Society
Lori Hubbart - Gualala, CA
Milo Baker Chapter - California Native Plant Society
Sarah Gordon and Leia Giambastiani - Co-Presidents - Santa Rosa, CA
Napa Valley Chapter - California Native Plant Society
Jake Ruygt - Napa, CA
The California Lichen Society (CALS)
- Fairfax, CA
Native Species Nurseries
Amador Flower Farm
Steve Saunders - Plymouth, CA
Bay Natives
- San Francisco, CA
Botanique
Robert Sacilotto - Stanardsville, VA
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Buckeye Nursery
- Petaluma, CA
Cactus Jungle Nursery and Garden
- Berkeley, CA
California Flora Nursery
- Fulton, CA
Cornflower Farms
- Elk Grove, CA
David Olson
Conservation Earth Consulting - Conservation & Restoration Expert - Burbank, CA
El Dorado Nursery & Garden Inc.
- Shingle Springs, 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
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
North Coast Native Nursery
Roanne Kaplow - Administration and Nursery Sales - Petaluma, CA
O'Donnell's Fairfax Nursery
- Fairfax, CA
Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply
Pattie Boudier - Grass Valley, CA
PlantNative
- 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
Sonoma Horticultural Nursery
Polo de Lorenzo - Sebastopol , 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
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
Creative Land And Wildlife Solutions, LLC
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
Deep South Growers
- Douglas, GA
Dwight Stansel Farm Nursery
- Wellborn, FL
Elberta Forest Tree Nursery
Rayonier Inc. - Elberta, AL
Forest Seeds of California
- Placerville, CA
Foundation Plant Services
UC Davis - Davis, CA
Great Basin Plant Materials Center
Christopher Bernau - PMC Manager - 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
- Winslow, ME
Lockeford Plant Materials Center
Margaret Smither-Kopperl - PMC Manager - Lockeford, CA
Native Seeds-SEARCH
- Tucson, AZ
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
David Kidwell-Slak - PMC Manager - 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 - Tremonton, UT
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Weed / Invasives Management Professionals
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
Edith Allen
CISR - Cooperative Extension Natural Resources, Specialist.& Professor of Plant Ecology - Riverside, CA
Hydrilla Program - CDFA
Dr. Patrick Akers - Program Manager - Sacramento, 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
RiversEdge West
- Grand Junction, CO
Ron Smith
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - California and Nevada Region - Regional AIS Coordinator - Lodi, CA
Society for Range Management
- Littleton, CO
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
Tom Bellows
Professor of Entomology and CISR Contributor/Affiliate - Riverside, CA
Tyler Nicoll
Great Ecology - Ecologist - La Jolla, CA
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Pacific Region
Linda Beck - Regional AIS Coordinator - Portland, OR
Western Aquatic Plant Management Society
Toni Pennington - Tetra Tech, Inc. - Portland, OR
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
A Wildlife Exclusion Service
- Petaluma, CA
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
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
HELIX Environmental Planning
Clarus Backes, RPA - Senior Archaeologist - Folsom, CA
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 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
Marine Mammal Center
Dr. Jeff Boehm - Executive Director - Sausalito, CA
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Robert Galliano - Forester - Auburn, CA
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
Pacific OpenSpace, Inc.
Dave Kaplow - Petaluma, 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
- Littleton, CO
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue
Doris Duncan - Executive Director - Petaluma, CA
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

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Reducing Conflict with Grizzly Bears, Wolves and Elk A Western Landowners’ Guide
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This guide has been produced by and for landowners and practitioners constructively engaged in one of the greatest conservation challenges of our time—how to share and manage a wild, working landscape that sustains both people and wildlife.

 

Cooperative Conservation - Determinants of Landowner Engagement in Conserving Endangered Species
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This paper analyzes surveys of private landowners to identify factors that determine landowner engagement in the conservation of endangered species.

 

Western Governors’ Species Conservation and Endangered Species Act Initiative
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The Western Governors’ Species Conservation and Endangered Species Act Initiative was launched by WGA Chairman and Wyoming Gov.

 

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.& ...

 

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.

 

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).

 

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.

 

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/

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

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Invasive Species News Items
The fight over Salinas Valley groundwater heats up as free-for-all nears its end - Monterey County Weekly
8/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
The fight over Salinas Valley groundwater heats up as free-for-all nears its end    Monterey County Weekly California was the last Western state to pass legislation regulating groundwater: the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014 arrived after more than a ...

Nutria, Striped Bass Are Topics At August Commission Meeting - Escalon Times
8/14/2019 12:14:25 PM
Nutria, Striped Bass Are Topics At August Commission Meeting    Escalon Times At its August 2019 meeting in Sacramento, the California Fish and Game Commission took action on a number of issues affecting California's natural resources.

Expert: Monitor lizard captured in California is only one of two - UPI News
8/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
Expert: Monitor lizard captured in California is only one of two    UPI News Authorities in California said a large monitor lizard spotted roaming a neighborhood for about a year has been captured -- but there's a second member of the ...

How non-native species are disrupting Sonoma County's valuable ecosystem - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
8/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
How non-native species are disrupting Sonoma County's valuable ecosystem    Santa Rosa Press Democrat Stopping unwelcome waves of invasive plant and animal species is a full-time job for a handful of California agencies, particularly in places with a lot of ...

Majestic trees in California facing extinction - WNEM Saginaw
8/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
Majestic trees in California facing extinction    WNEM Saginaw Exceptional heat has been observed across the globe in recent weeks. According to the World Meteorological Organization, July equaled, if not surpassed, the ...

California Fish and Game Commission Meets in Sacramento - CDFW News
8/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
California Fish and Game Commission Meets in Sacramento    CDFW News At its August 2019 meeting in Sacramento, the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) took action on a number of issues affecting California's ...

Harder, CDFW seek funds for rodent crisis | Patterson Irrigator News - The Tracy Press
8/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Harder, CDFW seek funds for rodent crisis | Patterson Irrigator News    The Tracy Press Congressman Josh Harder and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) teamed up last Friday to raise awareness of an extremely invasive and ...

Officials work to eradicate invasive species from California's Central Valley - KCRA Sacramento
8/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Officials work to eradicate invasive species from California's Central Valley    KCRA Sacramento Rep. Josh Harder, D-Modesto, toured the California Department of Fish and Wildfire's nutria eradication program headquarters on Friday. The program aims to ...

Tahoe: State of the Lake report released - Sierra Sun
8/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Tahoe: State of the Lake report released    Sierra Sun Lake Tahoe, with its iconic blue waters straddling the borders of Nevada and California, continues to face a litany of threats related to climate change.

Multiple Funding Sources Focused on Addressing Nutria Population - AgNet West
7/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
Multiple Funding Sources Focused on Addressing Nutria Population    AgNet West California's effort to eradicate the growing nutria population is receiving significant financial support from multiple areas..

Looming insect invasion threatens California wine and avocados - Daily Democrat
7/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Looming insect invasion threatens California wine and avocados    Daily Democrat UC Riverside is testing whether a sesame-seed-sized wasp can control a pest that could seriously damage California crops including wine, walnuts, and ...

Invasive mussels found on boats at Tahoe inspection stations - KOLO
7/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Invasive mussels found on boats at Tahoe inspection stations    KOLO During mandatory inspections in Meyers and Truckee, California, inspectors found invasive mussels on two boats.

California's bad romance with Bromus fuels wildfire - YubaNet
7/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
California's bad romance with Bromus fuels wildfire    YubaNet July 23, 2019 – When wildfires burn in California, people often call them forest fires or brushfires, but the odds are high that an invasive weed is an unrecognized ...

State of California invests millions to help eradicate nutria - thepress.net
7/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
State of California invests millions to help eradicate nutria    thepress.net California has a rodent problem that is now threatening the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, and the California Division of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) ...

California Asks U.S. to End Plan to Drop 1.5 Tons of Rat Poison on NorCal’s Farallon Islands - KTLA Los Angeles
7/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
California Asks U.S. to End Plan to Drop 1.5 Tons of Rat Poison on NorCal’s Farallon Islands    KTLA Los Angeles Federal wildlife officials were urged Wednesday to withdraw a proposal to drop 1.5 tons of rat poison on remote islands off the coast of California to kill a mice ...

California Invasive Species Action Week - MyMotherLode.com
6/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
California Invasive Species Action Week    MyMotherLode.com When insects, animals, weeds and disease-causing microbes make their way into California from other parts of the nation or the world...

CDFW Recognizes California Invasive Species Action Week - CDFW News
5/31/2019 3:00:00 AM
CDFW Recognizes California Invasive Species Action Week    CDFW News The sixth annual California Invasive Species Action Week runs from Saturday, June 1 through Sunday, June 9. Sponsored by the California Department of Fish ...

CDFW: Invasive nutria found 16 miles north of nearest known population - KMPH Fox 26
5/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
CDFW: Invasive nutria found 16 miles north of nearest known population    KMPH Fox 26 California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say the invasive species nutria has been detected within Stockton, which is 16 miles north of the nearest ...

Boaters Can Help Fight Spread of Invasive Mussels Over Memorial Day Weekend - CDFW News
5/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Boaters Can Help Fight Spread of Invasive Mussels Over Memorial Day Weekend    CDFW News California agencies combatting the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels remind boaters to remain cautious over the three-day Memorial Day weekend.

As U.N. warns of widespread extinction, California is already losing species - Los Angeles Times
5/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
As U.N. warns of widespread extinction, California is already losing species    Los Angeles Times As many as 1 million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction due to human effects on the planet, according to a U.N. report.

Super bloom coincides with super invasive species boom - KSBW Monterey
4/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Super bloom coincides with super invasive species boom    KSBW Monterey California is alive with color this spring but the super bloom isn't limited to wildflowers, it's also bringing with it a super boom in invasive species. The wet winter ...

Youth Art Contest Encourages Kids to Learn about Invasive Nutria - CDFW News
4/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Youth Art Contest Encourages Kids to Learn about Invasive Nutria    CDFW News The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is pleased to announce the sixth annual California Invasive Species Youth Art Contest, which this year ...

Kids asked to help in nutria eradication efforts in California - Action News Now
3/31/2019 3:00:00 AM
Kids asked to help in nutria eradication efforts in California    Action News Now Watch this video to see for yourself what a nutria looks like. Eradication efforts in California are underway, and kids are being asked to help through participating ...

State waging war with giant, hungry nutrias - KTRK-TV
3/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
State waging war with giant, hungry nutrias    KTRK-TV California is making progress in its fight against an invasive species of rodents that can wipe out wetlands.

California captures more than 400 invasive nutria rodents - KABC-TV
3/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
California captures more than 400 invasive nutria rodents    KABC-TV California is making progress in its fight against an invasive species of rodents that can wipe out wetlands.

Effort To Eradicate Invasive Nutria From California Sees Progress - CBS San Francisco
3/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Effort To Eradicate Invasive Nutria From California Sees Progress    CBS San Francisco SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) — More than 400 nutria have been captured in the first year of an effort to eradicate the invasive South American rodent from ...

CDFW Marks One-Year Anniversary of Nutria Eradication Effort: Biologists Report More Than 400 Invasive Rodents Captured to Date - CDFW News
3/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
CDFW Marks One-Year Anniversary of Nutria Eradication Effort: Biologists Report More Than 400 Invasive Rodents Captured to Date    CDFW News One year after launching an Incident Command System and a formal effort to eradicate invasive nutria from the state, the California Department of Fish and ...

State of California begins treatment of invasive aquatic plants - thepress.net
3/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
State of California begins treatment of invasive aquatic plants    thepress.net With summer just around the corner and the boating season about to get underway, the California Department of Parks and Recreation's Division of Boating and ...

This invasive 20-pound rodent could devastate California's agriculture industry - Mother Nature Network
3/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
This invasive 20-pound rodent could devastate California's agriculture industry    Mother Nature Network Here are some things you should know about nutria. They are a semiaquatic South American rodent a bit smaller than a beaver. Females can give birth three ...

Is invasive Asian kelp a threat to Southern California's coastline? - The Log Newspaper
3/10/2019 4:00:00 AM
Is invasive Asian kelp a threat to Southern California's coastline?    The Log Newspaper NOAA representative discusses the possible concerns of Undaria pinnatifida with Santa Barbara Harbor Commission. SANTA BARBARA—Algae and invasive ...

An Invasive-Species Success Story: The Eradication of the European Grapevine Moth in California - Entomology Today
3/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
An Invasive-Species Success Story: The Eradication of the European Grapevine Moth in California    Entomology Today The successful eradication of the European grapevine moth in northern California after it was found there in 2009 offers important lessons for invasive species ...

They’re big, furry and could destroy the Delta. California has a $2 million plan to kill them - Merced Sun-Star
2/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
They’re big, furry and could destroy the Delta. California has a $2 million plan to kill them    Merced Sun-Star Nutria, a giant South American rodent, is an invasive species in California's San Joaquin River Delta. CA Fish and Wildlife has a plan to exterminate the pest ...

Nutria Issues Continue for California Farmers - AgNet West
2/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Nutria Issues Continue for California Farmers    AgNet West Since the invasive rodent appeared in California last year, nutria issues have continued for California farmers. The California Department...

Check out the giant rodents overtaking the San Joaquin River Valley - San Luis Obispo Tribune
2/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Check out the giant rodents overtaking the San Joaquin River Valley    San Luis Obispo Tribune Nutria, a giant South American rodent, is an invasive species in California's San Joaquin River Delta. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has a plan ...

To save native grasslands, study invasive species - Stanford University News
1/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
To save native grasslands, study invasive species    Stanford University News Rolling golden hills are an iconic landscape in California, but these golden grasses aren't native to the Golden State. As invasive European grasses swept ...

Combatting Invasive Species On California's Channel Islands - Science Friday
10/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Combatting Invasive Species On California's Channel Islands    Science Friday Ecologists are using tools—from captive breeding programs to ant-sniffing dogs—to restore and protect the unique ecosystem of California's Channel Islands.

Invasive, Aggressive Mosquito Population 'Explodes' Across Long Beach, California - Newsweek
10/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Invasive, Aggressive Mosquito Population 'Explodes' Across Long Beach, California    Newsweek The populations of two invasive species of mosquito have "exploded" across Long Beach, California, with experts warning that members of the disease-carrying ...

California fights costly battle against invasive species - Agri-Pulse
4/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
California fights costly battle against invasive species    Agri-Pulse Every year, California acquires on average nine new invasive species, including exotic insects, spiders, mollusks and even South American mammals. Three of ...

These invasive species are eating Southern California out of house, home, crops and businesses - OCRegister
6/9/2017 3:00:00 AM
These invasive species are eating Southern California out of house, home, crops and businesses    OCRegister It starts with one, maybe a few, hitchhiking bugs. They arrive attached to an exotic plant or in the moist bottom of a vase after crossing a border or an ocean or the ...

Help Kick Off California Invasive Species Action Week by Volunteering - CDFW News
6/2/2017 3:00:00 AM
Help Kick Off California Invasive Species Action Week by Volunteering    CDFW News The fourth annual California Invasive Species Action Week will run from Saturday, June 3 through Sunday, June 11. Sponsored by the California Department of ...

Native Species News Items
A Trailblazing Plan to Fight California Wildfires - The New Yorker
8/19/2019 5:01:06 AM
A Trailblazing Plan to Fight California Wildfires    The New Yorker Throughout the twentieth century, federal policy focussed on putting out fires as quickly as possible, but preventing megafires requires a different approach, ...

36 Hours in Santa Barbara County - The New York Times
8/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
36 Hours in Santa Barbara County    The New York Times With its Mission-style facades and showy tropical foliage, Santa Barbara could be a commercial for the California good life. It can be easy to underestimate the ...

Will CA Pass SB 1 to #Resist Trump's Environmental Assault? - Natural Resources Defense Council
8/16/2019 4:55:55 PM
Will CA Pass SB 1 to #Resist Trump's Environmental Assault?    Natural Resources Defense Council The Trump Administration is stepping up its attacks on California's rivers, salmon, and other native fish and wildlife, and the thousands of fishing jobs that ...

Animal Rescuer Brought in to Rescue Waystation Found 'Insurmountable' Problems - NBC Southern California
8/15/2019 1:10:44 AM
Animal Rescuer Brought in to Rescue Waystation Found 'Insurmountable' Problems    NBC Southern California The challenge of relocating the hundreds of exotic animals that remain at the no longer licensed Wildlife Waystation could take as long as a year, according to ...

Moore: Interior vs. coastal bird species - Prescott Daily Courier
8/14/2019 11:14:14 PM
Moore: Interior vs. coastal bird species    Prescott Daily Courier This past week my wife and I made a trip over to California to spend time with family. While there, I took the opportunity to go birding early each morning, and ...

How non-native species are disrupting Sonoma County's valuable ecosystem - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
8/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
How non-native species are disrupting Sonoma County's valuable ecosystem    Santa Rosa Press Democrat Stopping unwelcome waves of invasive plant and animal species is a full-time job for a handful of California agencies, particularly in places with a lot of ...

California’s last wild wolf pack spotted with 3 new pups - Fox News
8/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
California’s last wild wolf pack spotted with 3 new pups    Fox News California's lone wild wolf pack has added at least three new pups, bringing the total number of gray wolves in the state to at least seven after the species was ...

Oysters in peril as warming climate alters the water in their habitats - San Francisco Chronicle
8/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Oysters in peril as warming climate alters the water in their habitats    San Francisco Chronicle Human-caused climate change is increasingly harming oysters in Tomales and San Francisco bays and could soon devastate shellfish across California, as the ...

Fire-resistant landscaping will help keep your home and community safer in fire season - OCRegister
8/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Fire-resistant landscaping will help keep your home and community safer in fire season    OCRegister Historically, wildfires have been a natural and healthy presence in Southern California. Before the advent of fire suppression, wildfires burned regularly through ...

Nutria eradication effort ongoing; rodent poses 'triple threat' to state - West Side Index & Gustine Press-Standard
8/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Nutria eradication effort ongoing; rodent poses 'triple threat' to state    West Side Index & Gustine Press-Standard An invasive, semi-aquatic rodent which resurfaced in California two years ago poses a potentially devastating threat to the state's levees, wetlands and ...

Good news for California’s ecosystem: Three wolf pups were born in the north state this spring - Sacramento Bee
8/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Good news for California’s ecosystem: Three wolf pups were born in the north state this spring    Sacramento Bee This past spring, at least three gray wolves were born in Lassen or Plumas counties, authorities reported. With just a handful of wolves still in California, experts ...

News California's only known wolf pack has new pups Katherine Worsham 12:54 PM, Aug 07 - KSBY San Luis Obispo News
8/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
News California's only known wolf pack has new pups Katherine Worsham 12:54 PM, Aug 07    KSBY San Luis Obispo News The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reports that a litter of pups has been born to the Lassen Pack, California's only known wolf pack.

State works to tackle nutria problem - The Turlock Journal
8/5/2019 1:11:57 PM
State works to tackle nutria problem    The Turlock Journal When a pregnant female nutria turned up in a Merced County beaver trap over two years ago, the State of California's Department of Fish and Wildlife ...

Baltimore is just a City; California is a State Transforming into 'Third World' Ugly - California Globe
8/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Baltimore is just a City; California is a State Transforming into 'Third World' Ugly    California Globe California was once a thriving two party state. We replaced it with the current one party state, one party rule. Scholar and Central Valley resident Victor Davis ...

Appetite for California almonds still growing, but farmers feel squeeze from new water rules - Sacramento Bee
8/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Appetite for California almonds still growing, but farmers feel squeeze from new water rules    Sacramento Bee California's almond growers say a new set of water rules may threaten their South San Joaquin Valley operations. Central Valley CA farmers are in a battle with ...

Helping Wildlife - Valley Roadrunner
8/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Helping Wildlife    Valley Roadrunner Caring for animals, including California's native wildlife, is one of my passions. Last session my legislation setting up the Native California Wildlife.

Tiny Beetles Munch Through Endangered Songbird Habitat - NBC Southern California
7/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Tiny Beetles Munch Through Endangered Songbird Habitat    NBC Southern California Matt Johnson treks along an Arizona riverbank and picks out a patch of yellow-tinged tamarisks. He sweeps a cloth net across the trees, hoping to scoop up ...

The Flying Pansy | Butterflies are More than Party Favors - Bay Nature
7/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
The Flying Pansy | Butterflies are More than Party Favors    Bay Nature I once spit my dinner across a room. I was watching the local news in the fall of 2008, and the story showed the opening day of the new California Academy of ...

California pledges millions to battle enormous, destructive swamp rats - Santa Cruz Sentinel
7/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
California pledges millions to battle enormous, destructive swamp rats    Santa Cruz Sentinel A growing menace in the form of 15-pound swamp rodents is threatening Delta waterways, and the state is throwing money, hunting dogs and birth control at the ...

They may be slow, but they're not easy to find: Keeping up with the elusive Western pond turtle - Palo Alto Online
7/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
They may be slow, but they're not easy to find: Keeping up with the elusive Western pond turtle    Palo Alto Online A new program by the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District aims to help Western pond turtles, California's only native freshwater turtle species, thrive.

Plan to dump rat poison on Farallon Islands questioned by California Coastal Commission - Los Angeles Times
7/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
Plan to dump rat poison on Farallon Islands questioned by California Coastal Commission    Los Angeles Times The U.S. Fish and Wildlife *Service* on Wednesday withdrew its request that the California Coastal Commission sanction its controversial plan to poison tens of ...

Must Reads: The U.S. wants to dump 1.5 tons of rat poison pellets on the Farallon Islands. Biologists say it’ - Los Angeles Times
7/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Must Reads: The U.S. wants to dump 1.5 tons of rat poison pellets on the Farallon Islands. Biologists say it’    Los Angeles Times California's Farallon Islands are overrun with swarms of invading mice. The federal government says it must poison them to stop an ecological disaster.

Gray wolf pups at Oakland Zoo symbolize revival for California-native species - San Francisco Chronicle
7/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Gray wolf pups at Oakland Zoo symbolize revival for California-native species    San Francisco Chronicle Born seven weeks ago at the Oakland Zoo, the gray wolf pups are thriving — all four are healthy and ready to explore their 2.3 acres of land.

Woolsey Fire A Major Setback For California Red-legged Frogs - National Parks Traveler
6/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
Woolsey Fire A Major Setback For California Red-legged Frogs    National Parks Traveler Hundreds of frogs from the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area perished in the Woolsey Fire. Seven months after the blaze, an initiative that ...

This national park is one of the most inaccessible – and most captivating - ABC News
6/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
This national park is one of the most inaccessible – and most captivating    ABC News Searching for dwarf foxes and cloud forests on California's Santa Rosa Island -- a national park that the park *service* says is.

Ladybug Swarm Shows Up On National Weather Service Radar - NPR
6/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
Ladybug Swarm Shows Up On National Weather Service Radar    NPR National Weather *Service* meteorologists noticed something puzzling on their radar screens in Southern California on Tuesday evening — a big green blob.

CDFW Recognizes California Invasive Species Action Week - CDFW News
5/31/2019 3:00:00 AM
CDFW Recognizes California Invasive Species Action Week    CDFW News The sixth annual California Invasive Species Action Week runs from Saturday, June 1 through Sunday, June 9. Sponsored by the California Department of Fish ...

Late-season rains mask looming fire danger as lush plants turn dry and explosive - Los Angeles Times
5/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Late-season rains mask looming fire danger as lush plants turn dry and explosive    Los Angeles Times California's wet winter has extended into May, with new storms hitting next week. But despite all the moisture, experts worry about a bad fire season.

The World's Largest Flower Is Called the "Stinky Corpse," and it's about to Bloom in California - HouseBeautiful.com
5/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
The World's Largest Flower Is Called the "Stinky Corpse," and it's about to Bloom in California    HouseBeautiful.com Summer may be fast approaching, but the *fresh* smell of spring flowers is still lingering in the air—well, not all flowers. Unfortunately for those in close proximity to ...

Climate change: One man's fight to save a California tree - BBC News
5/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Climate change: One man's fight to save a California tree    BBC News Cody tried to replant a San Diego forest destroyed by wildfire but climate change is making it hard.

A poaching conspiracy is playing out on Northern California's coastline - SFGate
5/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
A poaching conspiracy is playing out on Northern California's coastline    SFGate Dudleya farinosa: The name sounds like a Harry Potter spell and, indeed, the native California succulent is nothing short of enchanting, with a lotus shape and ...

As U.N. warns of widespread extinction, California is already losing species - Los Angeles Times
5/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
As U.N. warns of widespread extinction, California is already losing species    Los Angeles Times As many as 1 million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction due to human effects on the planet, according to a U.N. report.

S2 E1: Fueling Change - Oil Extraction in Alaska and California | Earth Focus - KCET
4/23/2019 8:50:13 PM
S2 E1: Fueling Change - Oil Extraction in Alaska and California | Earth Focus    KCET The global demand for oil and gas has long-lasting impacts on the communities that supply it. In Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, powerful native ...

Success and failure of protected species in California - The Mercury News
4/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
Success and failure of protected species in California    The Mercury News The 2019 theme for Earth Day is 'protect our species' so today we look at some that are threatened or near extinction in California. The California flag features a ...

CDFW Celebrates Earth Day - CDFW News
4/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
CDFW Celebrates Earth Day    CDFW News Monday, April 22 is the 49th annual Earth Day and the 2019 theme is “Protect Our Species.” The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) works to ...

Invasive plant found in California threatens to spread across Southwest - Phys.Org
4/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Invasive plant found in California threatens to spread across Southwest    Phys.Org A new invasive weed that can grow into a dense mat, choking off most other plants, has gained its first North American foothold in Carlsbad and is threatening to ...

Lost sea creatures wash up on California shores as ocean climate shifts - The Washington Post
4/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Lost sea creatures wash up on California shores as ocean climate shifts    The Washington Post BODEGA BAY, Calif. — The Pacific Ocean off the California coast is mixed up, and so are many of the animals that live there. The violet, thumbnail-size snails ...

Super bloom coincides with super invasive species boom - KSBW Monterey
4/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Super bloom coincides with super invasive species boom    KSBW Monterey California is alive with color this spring but the super bloom isn't limited to wildflowers, it's also bringing with it a super boom in invasive species. The wet winter ...

New ‘Super Bloom’ Cropping up Around Santa Monica Mountains: Invasive Weeds - KTLA Los Angeles
4/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
New ‘Super Bloom’ Cropping up Around Santa Monica Mountains: Invasive Weeds    KTLA Los Angeles A series of spectacular "super blooms" have brought beautiful wildflowers to Southern California this spring, but a new one popping up around the Santa Monica ...

Protect the state’s environmental legacy from Trump’s onslaughts - Los Angeles Times
4/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Protect the state’s environmental legacy from Trump’s onslaughts    Los Angeles Times California's native species and its precious water resources are in serious need of some Trump insurance. The state has laws that safeguard threatened wildlife ...

What is the toll? California’s worsening wildfires, explained - Chico Enterprise-Record
4/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
What is the toll? California’s worsening wildfires, explained    Chico Enterprise-Record By Julie Cart and Judy Lin. If it seems that wildfires are burning nearly all the time these days, that there's no longer a definable fire season in California, you're ...

California Super Bloom Causes Millions of Migrating Painted Lady Butterflies to Fill the Sky - Newsweek
3/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
California Super Bloom Causes Millions of Migrating Painted Lady Butterflies to Fill the Sky    Newsweek The skies of Southern California have become filled with millions of painted lady butterflies in the biggest migration event since 2005, thanks to recent heavy rain ...

California Judge Upholds State Protections for Gray Wolves - The Heartland Institute
3/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
California Judge Upholds State Protections for Gray Wolves    The Heartland Institute A California state court judge in San Diego ruled gray wolves will continue to be protected under the state's Endangered Species Act. A California state court ...

Trump push to give California farmers more water may shortchange science - NPR
3/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Trump push to give California farmers more water may shortchange science    NPR The Trump administration wants to allocate more of California's water to farmers. Internal government emails show concern that the change is being pushed too ...

Wildflower superbloom: Where to see Southern California’s traffic-stopping displays - The Mercury News
3/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Wildflower superbloom: Where to see Southern California’s traffic-stopping displays    The Mercury News Here are places across Southern California that outdoors aficionados say have some of the best wildflower displays.

California Wildfires: New Plants Bloom—But It's Not All Good - KQED
3/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
California Wildfires: New Plants Bloom—But It's Not All Good    KQED The balm of winter rain is already coaxing carpets of green to sprout in wide swaths of Northern and Southern California that were scorched by deadly wildfires ...

California's worsening wildfires, explained - CALmatters
3/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
California's worsening wildfires, explained    CALmatters In California, wildfire season is now nearly year-round. Our reporters explore why and what could help fireproof the Golden State.

Should I Worry About Death Cap Mushrooms in California? - Bay Nature
2/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Should I Worry About Death Cap Mushrooms in California?    Bay Nature A mycologist's perspective on the spread of a deadly poisonous mushroom across the United States.

Court: Gray Wolves Can Keep California Endangered Species Protection - Center for Biological Diversity
1/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
Court: Gray Wolves Can Keep California Endangered Species Protection    Center for Biological Diversity SAN DIEGO— A state court judge today upheld protection for gray wolves under the California Endangered Species Act. The ruling rejected a challenge from ...

Gray Wolves Will Keep California Endangered Species Protection - Earthjustice
1/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
Gray Wolves Will Keep California Endangered Species Protection    Earthjustice A state court judge today upheld protection for gray wolves under the California Endangered Species Act. The ruling rejected a challenge from the Pacific Legal ...

To save native grasslands, study invasive species - Stanford University News
1/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
To save native grasslands, study invasive species    Stanford University News Rolling golden hills are an iconic landscape in California, but these golden grasses aren't native to the Golden State. As invasive European grasses swept ...

California Native Plant Society works to remove invasive iceplant on Sonoma Coast - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
12/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
California Native Plant Society works to remove invasive iceplant on Sonoma Coast    Santa Rosa Press Democrat Volunteers are working on removing as much ice plant as is humanly possible from Doran Beach.

What Is the Stringy Green Stuff Hanging from California Trees? - Bay Nature
12/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
What Is the Stringy Green Stuff Hanging from California Trees?    Bay Nature Spanish moss doesn't live in California. But there's something else that looks a lot like it. Naturalist Cat Chang explains.

In a rare wildlife success story, the wild turkey population is exploding in California - Salon
11/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
In a rare wildlife success story, the wild turkey population is exploding in California    Salon In a climate change–ravaged world where wild animals have become somewhat of an anomaly, it is rare to hear an ecological recovery story. Yet when it comes ...

Conservation Groups Seek Endangered Status for Native CA Bees - Public News Service
10/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Conservation Groups Seek Endangered Status for Native CA Bees    Public News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Four types of California's native bumblebees could be wiped out if nothing is done, according to conservation groups that this week ...

Combatting Invasive Species On California's Channel Islands - Science Friday
10/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Combatting Invasive Species On California's Channel Islands    Science Friday Ecologists are using tools—from captive breeding programs to ant-sniffing dogs—to restore and protect the unique ecosystem of California's Channel Islands.