- About SRWP
- Explore the Watershed
- A Roadmap to Watershed Management
- Sacramento River Basin Report Card
- Cover and Acknowledgements
- Table of Contents
- List of Acronyms
- Executive Summary and Report Card
- 1.0 Introduction and Background
- 2.0 Indicator Selection
- 3.0 Indicator Generation, Evaluation, Aggregation
- 4.0 General Methods and Principles
- 5.0 Interpretation
- 6.0 Conclusions and Recommendations
- Appendix A: Glossary of Terms
- Appendix B: Indicator Selection Criteria
- SWIM Digital Atlas
- SWIM Digital Library
- Invasive Plants
- On-Line Regulatory Permitting Guide
- Rural Residential Development
- Our Work
- Conferences and Workshops
- Monitoring Committee
- River of Words
- Journey through the Sacramento River Watershed
- Sacramento River Watershed Partners
Nurseries, gardeners and landscape professionals can potentially be a source for accidental introductions of invasive plants, so proper plant selection and sound disposal practices are key.
Photo: California Invasive Plant Council
Many of the plants that have become invasive in California were originally introduced as ornamental plants through horticulture. This continues to be the most significant avenue for introduction, so it is important that nurseries, gardeners, and landscape professionals follow responsible practices.
A few of the plants invasive in the Sacramento River watershed may still be available in the nursery trade. Invasive plant groups have worked with horticultural experts to identify suitable landscaping alternatives for these problem plants.
Don’t Plant a Pest! promotes the use of non-invasive plants for gardeners in each section of the state. The Central Valley information was developed by partners including the Sacramento River Watershed Program. The Central Valley Don’t Plant a Pest! brochure is available free for outreach efforts.
PlantRight is a campaign sponsored by a consortium of organizations including nurseries and environmental groups. PlantRight encourages professionals in the horticultural industry to prevent new and continued introductions of invasive plants via landscaping. Alternative plants are recommended.
The California Native Plant Society Horticulture Program provides information about native plants for the garden and where to acquire them.
Audubon’s At Home program suggests concrete steps to improve the habitat in your own backyard. The program includes resources and an action plan for invasive plant removal.