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Contains information on the prevention of invasive plant species. See Manager's Tool Kit - Prevention for general resources and other species.

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California Invasive Plant Council - Prevention
California Invasive Plant Council.
Cal-IPC has published two prevention best management practice (BMP) manuals: one for land managers, and one for transportation and utility corridors. The goal of the manuals is to present voluntary guidelines that help those managing wildlands in California to prevent accidental spread of terrestrial invasive plants. Cal-IPC's technical advisory teams included over fifty representatives from local, state and federal agencies, utilities, land trusts, and university extension. Also see Prevention Training Videos.


Guidelines for Disposal of Terrestrial Invasive Plants (PDF | 4.3 MB)
Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group.
Produced by: The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the University of Connecticut.
This document focuses on the disposal of invasive plant
material after control work takes place and does not include information about invasive plant control. Once control activities have concluded, please use these general guidelines to dispose of invasive plant materials as safely and effectively as possible. See also: CIPWG Publications for more resources

Federal Noxious Weeds Disseminules of the U.S.
USDA. APHIS. PPQ. Center for Plant Health Science and Technology.
Developed by the Center for Plant Health Science and Technology (CPHST) in collaboration with the California Department of Agriculture (CDFA).
Federal Noxious Disseminules (may be seeds or fruits) was designed to be used by officials at U.S. ports responsible for identification of plant pests.

Federal Government

Developing Invasive Weed Prevention Areas for Rangeland Ecosystems - Invasive Species Technical Note Number MT-15 (Aug 2007; PDF | 146 KB)
USDA. NRCS. Montana.
Describes how to enlist community support for WPAs through meetings and workshops; covers complete planning process including education, exclusion, detection and eradication, mapping, and ecosystem management components. See also: Invasive Species Technical Notes for more resources

FICMNEW Pulling Together: National Goal 1 - Effective Prevention
Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds.
Part of FICMNEW's national strategy for invasive plant management.

Guide to Noxious Weed Prevention Practices - Version 1 (Jul 5, 2001; PDF | 768 KB)
USDA. Forest Service.
See also: Invasive Species Program - Prevention for more resources

Roadside Use of Native Plants
DOT. Federal Highway Administration.

Weed Prevention Areas
USDA. ARS. Area-Wide Ecologically-Based Invasive Plant Management.

International Government

Helping to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Non-native Species: Horticultural Code of Practice
United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.


A Landowner's Guide to Preventing the Introduction and Spread of Invasive Weeds (PDF | 84 KB)
University of California. Cooperative Extension. El Dorado County Invasive Weed Management Group.
See also: El Dorado County Invasive Weed Management Group for more prevention resources

Measures to Prevent the Spread of Noxious and Invasive Weeds During Construction Activities (PDF | 43 KB)
University of Nevada. Cooperative Extension.
Fact Sheet FS-03-59


Making a List: Prevention Strategies for Invasive Plants in the Great Lakes States (2004)
Environmental Law Institute.

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