Municipal Program Management Tools
The UP3 project provides tools to help municipal urban runoff programs and integrated pest management programs develop effective plans, programs and policies. This page will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.
Contracting for Structural IPM Services The UP3 Project, in cooperation with the IPM Contracting Workgroup, has compiled guidance and resources to help agencies create contracts and bid documents for strucural pest management services that help them meet their integrated pest management goals For more information, click here.
Public Agencies IPM Exchange
The Public Agencies IPM Exchange provides an opportunity for public agency IPM coordinators and pest management program managers from public agencies in the greater Bay Area to share resources, exchange information and learn about how to make IPM work "on the ground." For more information, click here.
Resources for Evaluating Effectiveness
The UP3 Project has compile information and links to help municipalities determine the best way to track effectiveness of both their programs and specific integrated pest management practices. For more information, click here.
Structural IPM web page
The state has established a web page with information on environmentally preferable purchasing, building management, and energy conservation.The building maintenance section includes a section on Structural Integrated Pest Management (IPM) that provides a great resource for municipalities and private building managers. For more information, visit: http://www.green.ca.gov/EPP/building/structipm.htm
The County of Sacramento has put together a web-based IPM Toolkit to help public agency staff who are responsible for developing and/or implementing “in-house” Integrated Pest Management (IPM) policies and procedures. It provides easy access to a variety of information resources, such as:
- guidance on setting up IPM programs
- model ordinances and forms
- pest management practices
- a list of IPM vendors and experts
To visit the IPM Toolkit, click here.
Training Workshops and Materials: Managing Argentine Ants with Reduced-Risk (IPM) Methods
The UP3 Project has developed a half-day workshop on Managing Argentine Ants for municipal pest management professionals. The workshops focus on practical, hands-on, effective, less-toxic methods of ant management using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques. For more information, click here.
Screening Criteria/Approved Lists:
For information on how to develop and use approved pesticide lists and screening criteria, click here.
Outreach Program Design Resources:
The following documents provide information on who uses urban pesticides, what their pest management practices and attitudes are, as well as where they get their information from before they make decisions. This information could be helpful in designing outreach initiatives.
- Tracking Non-residential Pesticide Use in Urban Areas of California, prepared for the Department of Pesticide Regulation by the University of California Integrated Pest Management Program (PDF file)
- Residential Pesticide Use in California (Northern California telephone surveys), March 15, 2003 (PDF file)
- Survey of Residential Pesticide Use in the San Diego Creek Watershed of Orange County, October 16, 2001 (PDF file)
IPM Policies and Ordinances:
Below are links to IPM Policies and ordinances from municipalities in the Bay Area and beyond. Including these policies on the UP3 web site does not necessarily indicate an endorsement by the UP3 Project, San Francisco Estuary Project, or ABAG.
- Marin County
- City of Moraga IPM Policy
- Santa Barbara, County
- Santa Barbara, City
- Santa Cruz
- Santa Clara County Ordinance
- Santa Clara County IPM Program Administrative Guidelines & Procedures
- San Francisco
- Community Based Social Marketing web site, This site by McKenzie-Mohr and Associates consists of six resources:an online guide which provides information on the use of community-based social marketing to design and evaluate programs to foster sustainable behavior; searchable databases of articles, cases, graphics, and downloadable reports on fostering sustainable behavior, and a listserv for sharing information and asking questions of others. Note: this site requires registration.
- Endangered Species Act Court Ruling ("Washington Toxics Coalition lawsuit") links and information (including information on buffer zones and point of sale "Salmon Hazard" notices) can be found on the links page.
- Management Tools page, Responsible Pest Management
- Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program
- Marin County IPM Ordinances page
- City of Santa Monica Green Building Program integrated pest management page