Invasive plants conference in Southern California

Non-native plants can have devastating effects on the landscape. This year’s California Invasive Plant Council’s annual conference explored “Weeds and Wildlife: Impacts and Interactions” and was held in Ventura, California last week. Stillwater’s work in the Santa Clara basin was showcased during one of the weekend field trips, and through a poster given by Zooey Diggory and an oral presentation given by Dr. Bruce Orr. In particular, we highlighted the growing science associated with giant reed (Arundo donax) invasion within floodplain habitats and the restoration and treatment strategies for combating its proliferation.

 Posted 18 October 2010.