California Invasive Species Action Week began Saturday, June 5 and runs through Sunday, June 13, 2021. Increasing public awareness of invasive species and their impacts helps protect our natural resources, waterways, native species, agriculture, and health.
UC IPM has several resources on exotic and invasive species as well as information on specific pests both present in California as well as pests that have a high likelihood of being detected in California in the near future.
You can participate in this year's activities in the following ways:
- Check out our previous blog posts on invasive species in California including what makes a weed an invasive plant, an invasive pest spotlight on shot hole borers, and what you can do to stop the spread of invasive pests.
- Attend Invasive Species Week Lunchtime Talks. Register in advance for these free webinars presented by UC ANR.
- Learn about invasive species in California's wildlands and waterways from the Department of Fish and Wildlife.
- Find out if there's a pest quarantine in your area and what you can do to minimize spread from the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
For more information and the full list of activities for California Invasive Species Action Week, visit their website.