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Non-native Species

In the Elfin Forest

  Non-native Arthropods    (insect-like things): six species, only one invasive.

  Non-native Birds   : four species, one potentially invasive.

  Non-native Gastropods   (snails) : with rating of "invasive" where appropriate.

  Non-native Mammals   : with rating of "invasive" where appropriate.

  Non-native Plants   : with rating of "invasive" where appropriate and a link to photographic database at CalPhotos.

In the Local Region

  Non-native Species in the Morro Bay Watershed   This is a first draft by the Invasive Species Action Network sponsored by the Morro Bay National Estuary Project thanks to some hard work by Jon Hall of MBNEP.

  Non-native Plants of the Estero Bay Area   An 81-page study of the more common non-natives of the area by Lisa Andreano of the Morro Bay National Estuary Program. It covers a longer swath of the Central Coast than the previous list — Montaña de Oro on the south, to Harmony on the north. Much more detailed information is included along with color photos of most species. The study is based on State Parks reports.

State Wide

  The California Invasive Plant Council   is the largest and most active group engaged in controlling harmful non-native plants at the state level. Several of SWAP's conservation committee are members. The Counsil has several printed databases, but with new plants popping up all the time and their invasive statuses being continually reassessed, The Counsil's new interactive database is the best statewide information source of its kind.