The Invasive Plants program is responsible for extension research and outreach in six southern California Counties (San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, Ventura, and San Bernardino). Carl Bell, the Regional Advisor on Invasive Plants, works with various land owners/land managers of public and private properties with focus on non-native plants that have invaded natural habitats. His research includes the biology and ecology of pest species, educational methodologies, and natural resource policy issues related to invasive plants. These are not the weeds of agriculture or domestic landscapes; they are weeds of natural areas. These "invasive plants" have spread into California's wildlands, creating a host of problems.
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