Planning regional strategy with CalWeedMapper

Cal-IPC invites you to participate in a process to review and set strategic management priorities for invasive plants in your region. In the last two years many of you helped to build the statewide invasive plant distribution dataset used by CalWeedMapper to identify management priorities – now we’re using this tool to help regional partners design fundable projects.

The goals are to: (1) identify and scope top eradication priorities in order to pursue funding to implement projects in each region, and (2) to identify key surveillance targets to watch for in each region.

With management funding in short supply, it is critical that projects are based on a solid strategy to achieve long-term conservation benefit. This process helps us all move from an “acres treated” mindset to an “acres protected from spread” mindset.

Components include:

  • Regional lists of strategic surveillance and eradication priority species
  • Education and outreach information for these species
  • The ability to track new occurrence reports of these species in your region
  • Collaborative funding opportunities through grant-ready projects detailed in a workplan for these strategic species

Keep posted through your Weed Management Area for meetings in your region. See our regions page to keep tabs on our efforts around the state.