3. Remove Invasive Plants

Don't plant a pest! Invasive plants can significantly degrade wildlife habitat, can increase flooding when they invade waterways, and can threaten native and endangered species in open space areas adjacent to a landscape.

 


 

 Certification Requirement

None of the plant species listed by CAL-IPC as invasive in the Central Coast area are present in the landscape.

 

Definition

An invasive species is defined as a species that is non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. Federal Executive Order 1311.

 

Helpful Resources

A list of common invasive plants and drought tolerant substitutes for the Central Coast is available at www.cal-ipc.org

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