Statewide organizations that have information about
invasive plants occurring in Orange County:

Cal-IPC
CalFlora
PlantRight

 
Orange County land managers and stewardship groups
that have weed-control programs that address 
established as well as emergent invasive plants.
Contact them to join in.

Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary volunteers work on weed control, restoration, wildlife monitoring projects, and other stewardship programs. 

Back to Natives Restoration volunteers perform invasive plant control in the San Mateo Canyon Wilderness, the Elsinore Peak area and other locations, under an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service. 

Bolsa Chica Conservancy volunteers work to restore the natural habitats of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands.

Chino Hills State Park has a variety of programs for volunteers, including as naturalists and native plant nursery caretakers.

Irvine Ranch Conservancy has ongoing volunteer programs to control invasive plants on IRC lands, and in other reserved lands under agreements with OC Parks, the City of Newport Beach, and other entities.

Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers perform habitat restoration, among other projects, in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and/or Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park

Newport Bay Conservancy performs numerous educational, restorative and other projects within the Upper Newport Bay Area.

OC Parks volunteers do habitat monitoring, restoration, and Native Garden work, among other programs, in the various OC Parks units.

 

Useful resources to better understand Orange County's Emergent Invasive Plants.

 

Calflora list of our Emergent Invasive Plants will display a list from Calflora of the current OC CNPS Emergent Invasive Plants. Clic on "Illustrated version of this list" to also see images of each plant.

Calflora records from OC will display every record in Calflora (including records from the Consortium of CA Herbaria and iNaturalist) for OC CNPS Emergent Invasive Plants. If you are not already, you will need to register with Calflora - it is easy, just click "LOGIN - REGISTER" in the right-hand corner.

PowerPoint presentation presented by OC CNPS at the Oct. 2015 Cal-IPC Annual Symposium. 

Invasive Plant Mapping Workshop conducted on July 7, 2016.

Wilds or Weeds, OC CNPS general meeting Jan. 19, 2017. PowerPoint presentation about Emergent Invasive Plants.

Complete downloadable packet of all current Plant Profiles. This is a useful tool for land managers, staff and volunteers to assist with the detection of Emergent Invasive Plants. Simple, two-sided PDF format.

 

2018 CNPS Conservation Conference Travel Grant

Congratulations to Marlee Antill, James Bailey, Rebecca Crow, Hailey Laskey, and Wilnelia Ricart, winners of our 2018 CNPS Conservation Conference Student Travel Grant! We look forward to seeing them at the Conference next February. 

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