You can help in fighting and monitoring invasive pests in CA. Here are some useful links regarding invasive pests
Invasive pests are in California and they sure are hungry. Invasive pests are any kind of damaging animals, insects, plants or plant diseases that are not native to the State. Invasive pests can rapidly expand their populations and feed on local plants, crops and other species. As they compete with native species for resources, they cause damage to local ecosystems and wreak havoc on crops and local plant life.
Hungry Pests You have seen the commercial with the little girl skipping through the peach orchard, find out more about these pests
CAL IPC (Invasive Plant Council) Invasive plants displace native plants and wildlife, increase wildfire and flood danger, consume valuable water, degrade recreational opportunities, and destroy productive range and timber lands. Cal-IPC works with land managers, researchers, policy makers, and concerned citizens to protect the state from invasive plants.
CA Dept Food & Ag The Battle Against Invasive Pests and Diseases
USDA- Invasive Species The National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC) was established in 2005 at the National Agricultural Library to meet the information needs of users including the National Invasive Species Council (Council). NISIC creates and manages the www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov Web site. The Web site serves as a reference gateway to information, organizations, and services about invasive species.