Blackfoot Weeds Committee Meeting – Thursday, October 1st at Lubrecht Conference Center

BLACKFOOT WEED COMMITTEE MEETING
October 1, 2015
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Lubrecht Conference Center

AGENDA
Welcome & Overview: Karen Laitala & Jim Stone
Montana Invasive Species Council (MISAC): Bryce Christiaens
Information Exchange and Discussion Items:

Research: Update and Needs
2016 (Youth) Education Programs Updates and Needs
New Invaders: Updates and Needs
Vegetation Management Areas: Updates and Needs
Cooperative Funding Opportunities
Partners…

News and Events

News & Events
Blackfoot Invasive Grasses Presentation – Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
Annual Vegetation Management Areas Meeting – Thursday, April 21st, 2016 – Helmville
Lincoln Noxious Weed Training – Monday, April 18th, 2016

Weeds Minutes

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Agenda and Minutes

Agenda
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Minutes
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Weeds Workgroup

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Weeds Committee-cover page

WEEDS COMMITTEE
A Holistic Approach to Controlling Undesirable, Invasive, Noxious Weeds
A key issue affecting the Blackfoot is the spread of noxious weeds. Species like spotted knapweed, leafy spurge, yellow and Dalmation toadflax, houndstongue, sulfur cinquefoil and orange and meadow hawkweed post a threat to landowners working to maintain native range and grasslands. A strong private-public…

Weeds Synopsis

Weeds Committee
Jim Stone, Chair
Karen Laitala, Coordinator
Management Across Fence Lines
• 12 – Cooperative Vegetation Management Areas encompassing 474,727 acres
• 380 – Private landowners engaged in integrated weed management
• 100 – Host-specific insect releases for biological control
• 15,000 – Acres of multi-species grazing on spotted knapweed
• 50 – Partners at Annual Weed Meeting
• 1 –…

Weed management project

One of the most challenging natural resource issues facing many western communities is the spread of noxious weeds.