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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.

A Builder and Contractor's Guide to Preventing the Introduction and Spread of Invasive Weeds (PDF | 111 KB)
University of California. Cooperative Extension. El Dorado County Invasive Weed Management Group.

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.

California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC) Prevention Best Management Practice (BMP) Manuals (2012)
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.

Codes of conduct for using Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessments
University of Hawai'i - Manoa. Curtis C. Daehler.
Botanical gardens and arboretum across the nation are developing "codes of conduct" to help prevent the spread of invasive ornamental plants. It's up to each state to modify those voluntary actions to fit their profiles.

Developing Invasive Weed Prevention Areas for Rangeland Ecosystems - Invasive Species Technical Note Number MT-15 (Aug 2007)
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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Invasive Plant Management: Prevention
Montana State University. Center for Invasive Species Management.

Invasive Plant Prevention Guidelines (Sep 2003; PDF | 133 KB)
Montana State University. Center for Invasive Species Management.

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

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

Roadside Use of Native Plants
DOT. Federal Highway Administration.
See also: The Problem with Invasive Plant Species: The many conflicts and constrains for highway rights-of way

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