Source: California Invasive Plant Council

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Whitewater Preserve

Register and book lodging and sponsor now. Early-bird registration ends Sept. 1.

Program now posted!

Join us Oct. 24-27 for our first ever Symposium in the desert! Land managers, researchers, and conservationists will gather for the 26th anual Cal-IPC Symposium in Palm Springs, surrounded by mountains in the Coachella Valley! We'll be celebrating the end of another field season in style at the Riviera Palm Springs, hangout for Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammie Davis, Jr. in the days of the Rat Pack.

We'll have the latest in invasive plant biology and management, with talks, posters, trainings, discussion groups and field trips on projects addressing invasive plants from riparian, grassland, mountain, coastal, and aquatic/wetland habitats. Attendees will share information about effective tools, relevant research, non-chemical management approaches as well as the latest on herbicides. Our theme is "Working Across Boundaries," and we're organizing special sessions on the importance of engaging diverse communities, ways to incorporate traditional ecological knowledge into management, and the roles botanic gardens can play in addressing invasive plants. Come exchange knowledge with the amazing network of land stewards in California!

Tuesday features two trainings during the day and the DPR Laws & Regulations session in the evening. The main conference sessions take place all day Wednesday and Thursday, with our awards banquet Wednesday night. Field trips on Friday show off informative invasive plant management efforts in the region.

For attendees with a California applicators license, we will apply for continuing education credits from the Cal. Dept.of Pesticide Regulation: 12 hours of "Other" credit for the main Symposium (plus additional "Other" credit for trainings) and 2 hours of "Laws and Regs."

poster session
A great opportunity to network, learn and celebrate!


Photo Contest Submit your best shots!

Student travel stipends Student attendees, apply to our Student Section to help cover your expenses.

Auction and Raffle Donate items for our fundraiser!

Symposium Archive Presentations, proceedings and working group notes for previous Symposia back to 1995.