Strategic Plan for Managing Invasive Species in California

California Invasive Species Advisory Committee

Grant Type: 

  • Leadership Program


Award Date: 

May 2010




Berkeley, CA

Under this Leadership Grant, Doug Johnson, Executive Director of the California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC), will spend a portion of his time acting as Chair of the California Invasive Species Advisory Committee.  The Committee is the working group of the Invasive Species Council of California, created in February, 2009, comprised of the secretaries of six state agencies.  Under Doug’s direction, the Committee will develop a comprehensive list of invasive species currently found in California as well as those expected to arrive in California, and to draft the strategic plan for managing them based on input from a 24-member Advisory Committee which includes diverse stakeholders from government agencies, farming groups, NGOs, universities and nursery growers, among others.

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