California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Invasive Species in California

WHAT ARE THE LAWS AND REGULATIONS REGARDING INVASIVE SPECIES?

Descriptions of Federal and State laws and regulations regarding invasive species can be found in Appendices B and C, respectively, of the California Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan (CAISMP). A summary of those laws and regulations is provided in Chapter 5 of the CAISMP. Although this document only addresses management of aquatic invasive species, the majority of the laws that are involved address both terrestrial and aquatic species.  When a law applies only to aquatic invasive species it is evident in the title of the law and its description in the CAISMP and its appendices.