CA LCC Project

Setting Regional Strategies for Invasive Plant Management

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Phases 1 &2 (2010 & 2012): The California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC) developed a "risk mapping" approach that combines comprehensive distribution maps with maps of current and future suitable range to show where each (invasive) species is likely to spread. The distribution maps are based on a new dataset created through a major campaign to collect expert opinion data from local resource managers across the state. From this dataset, Cal-IPC recently completed risk maps and management recommendations for 43 invasive plant species in the Sierra Nevada. The proposed project will build an online tool for these data. The tool will allow natural resource managers to generate risk maps and summary statistics for areas they select, and to determine management priorities.

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Science Delivery Phase (2013): This work delivers CalWeedMapper training, key information on identifying high priority early-detection-and-rapid-response species, and guidance for important mapping. These efforts build on the experience gained through regional work to date and extend it to other regions of the state that have not yet undertaken development of a landscape-level regional strategy. The work also extends the information vertically to agency managers who can consider ways to integrate the approach into their overall program design.

Full Proposal Title: 
Phase 1 (2010): Developing an Online Invasive Species Risk-Mapping Tool: Climate Change Adaptation through Strategic Management of a Top Ecological Stressor. Phase 2 & Science Delivery (2012 & 2013): Setting Regional Strategies for Invasive Plant Management Using CalWeedMapper
Project Lead: 
Doug Johnson,
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Products of this project

Titlesort descending Deliverable Type Release Date Commons Catalog Record or External Link
Article in 2014 Estuary News Publication : Article Mar 2014
CA LCC webinar Training / Outreach / Workshop : Webinar Apr 2014
Cal-IPC Symposium Workshop Training / Outreach / Workshop Dec 2013
CalWeedMapper Applications and Tools Dec 2013
Climate Smart workshop Training / Outreach/Workshop : Video Oct 2013
Interagency Landscape-Scale Collaboration Summit Training / Outreach / Workshop Dec 2013
Outreach for Developing Plans Training / Outreach / Workshop Jan 2013
Strategic plans for invasive plant management Conservation Plan / Design / Framework
Suitable range maps for invasive plants Map
Surveillance Outreach Guides Methodology / Protocol Jun 2014
WHIPPET online tool Applications and Tools Jul 2014