School IPM Additional Information and Resources

Stefan P. Parnay, Agriculture, Weights and Measures - Marin County
American Farmland Trust
The American Farmland Trust (AFT) web site offers information covering trends and policies related to farmland use and agricultural land preservation.

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 publishes 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. 

California Department of Food & Agriculture
The California Department of Food and Agriculture web site provides information covering department programs and services, press releases, regulations, and publications. A listing of current events and an excellent resources directory are available.

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 Invasive Plant Council
The California Invasive Plant Council provides information on noxious weeds.

Californians for Alternatives to Toxics
Provides information to help in preventing harm caused by the unwise use of toxic chemicals in the environment, particularly pesticides. Focus is on problems that occur in Northern California.

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.

CALPIRG Toxics Program
This public interest group's toxic program mission is to stop the dumping of toxic chemicals into our air, water and on our land, reduce the use of toxic chemicals, and guarantee citizens the right-to-know about toxic chemical use and exposure.

Children's Environmental Health Network
Organization that has a wide variety of information about the health effects of toxic chemicals on children as well as information on other organizations and agencies that deal with this subject. 

A joint effort of UC Davis and Oregon State University that provides excellent pesticide profiles and other information about toxics.

Healthy Schools Campaign
A clearinghouse of information and tools for dealing with toxic pesticides in schools

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

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

National Biological Control Institute
This is the web site of the National Biological Control Institute

National Pediculosis Association
This is the web site of the National Pediculosis Association which seeks to protect children from misuse and abuse of potentially harmful lice and scabies treatments. They produce various publications as well as the LiceMeister web site.

National Resources Defense Council: Toxic Chemicals and Health
Information about the health threats posed by toxic chemicals.

Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
Oregon-based organization that publishes the Journal of Pesticide Reform and a series of pesticide fact sheets.

NCAP Pesticides Factsheets
PDF versions of Journal of Pesticide Reform and extensive profiles of many commonly-used pesticides.

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

Pesticide Action Network
International pesticide reform organization. Subscribe to their weekly online news service, PANUPS for pesticide-related news.

State of California
Go to Environment and Natural Resources, then Safeguarding California's Environment for information about pesticides.

Sudden Oak Death
The Sudden Oak Death web site provides information developed by the California Oak Mortality Task Force (COMTF) and various committees involved in research, management, regulation, and education around this disease.

United States Department of Agriculture
The USDA web site contains information covering national farm services, food and nutrition, food safety, marketing and regulation programs, research, and departmental administration. It contains links to various other Federal and State agencies and private organizations.

United States Department of Agriculture National Organic Program
The USDA National Organic Program web site contains information on the National Standards on Organic Agriculture, and on certification, accreditation, and frequently asked questions about organic food production, handling, and sales.

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

University of California - Davis
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 Florida - School IPM
The school IPM section of the University of Florida web site contains much useful information for schools. Using their school IPM list serve (SCHOOLBUGS-L@LISTS.UFL.EDU) you can ask questions about school IPM or pest management problems and get opinions from across the country.