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Related Information

Fact Sheet Disclaimer: Fact sheets from University, Extension, and other sites are used to gather information on pest biology, non-chemical methods, and other IPM related information. Pesticides recommended in the fact sheets are not endorsed or recommended for use by the Marin County IPM Program (We recommend the use of non-chemical IPM methods in all situations). If non-chemical methods fail to adequately control a pest and a pesticide is being considered, we recommend contacting a professional through Our Water Our World, BIRC (Bio-Integral Resource Center), or other licensed source of information on pesticide alternatives and use.

Beyond Pesticides/National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides
Beyond Pesticides/National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides (ENCAMP) is a national network of membership organizations committed to pesticide safety and adoption of IPM strategies that reduce or eliminate chemical use.

Bio-Integral Resources Center
BIRC's staff are nationally recognized experts on alternatives to pesticides. BIRC offers extensive information about least-toxic solutions for home, garden, schools, parks, and public spaces. They publish two journals: The IPM Practitioner and Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly. They also publish IPM for Schools: A How-to Manual, the Annual Directory of Least-Toxic Pest Control Products, and booklets on a wide variety of pest management subjects.

Cal-Adapt Climate Change Visualization Tools
Cal-Adapt is an online resource designed to provide a view of how climate change might affect California at the local level. Here you can work with visualization tools, access data, and participate in community sharing to contribute your own knowledge.

California Department of Pesticide Regulation
The web site of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation provides information on school IPM, the Healthy Schools Act, pesticides, and pesticide registration.

California Proposition 65
Proposition 65 was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The Proposition was intended by its authors to protect California citizens and the State's drinking water sources from chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and to inform citizens about exposures to such chemicals.

Californians for Pesticide Reform
Californians for Pesticide Reform (CPR) is a coalition of over 140 public interest organizations committed to protecting public health and the environment from pesticide proliferation. CPR’s Healthy Schools Campaign works to pass and implement IPM policies in school districts across the state.

IPM Ordinance
The IPM ordinance.

IPM Policy
The IPM policy.

Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program
Public education resource about watersheds, water quality, and preventing water pollution.

Marin County Weather Stations
A tool providing up to date weather information from weather stations throughout California.

Our Water Our World
Public education resource about watersheds, water quality, and preventing water pollution.

The IPM Institute
Resources for school IPM, links to other pest management resources, discussion of IPM standards with accompanying assessment forms.

United States Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. EPA sets national standards that states and tribes enforce through their own regulations.

University of California - IPM
The University of California offers an extensive list of IPM related links listing government and educational institutions covering entomology, plant pathology, weed science, and special projects including a national directory of all land-grant universities.

University of California - IPM Pest Fact Sheets
peer-reviewed publications about specific pests or pest management topics directed at California's home and landscape audiences.