Integrated, locally-led approaches to invasive plant management across fence lines
The introduction and spread of noxious weeds poses a serious threat to those who live and recreate in the Blackfoot. Controlling weeds, while troublesome, often serves as a cornerstone for partnerships. The communication and collaboration necessary for effective cross-boundary weed control brings private landowners, agencies, and organizations to the table where partnerships are formed. A strong private-public partnership has evolved since the 1980s to cooperate on integrated weed management across boundaries, linked by 18 landowner-led Vegetation Management Areas (VMA), three county weed districts, and federal and state public agencies. Addressing this ongoing watershed-wide concern means we are continuously developing new partnerships and projects together.
Header photo: Leslie Russell; Inset photo: Lindsey Mulcare
Weed identification and treatment resources, including a short video featuring some of the Blackfoot’s most common invasive weeds, how to identify them, and how to tell them apart from their native look-alikes.
JOIN A VEGETATION MANAGEMENT AREA
Members of locally-organized Vegetation Management Areas have free access to technical, educational, and funding assistance from their county weed district, as well as a variety of equipment and resources.
Get in on the action at a committee meeting, a field day, or a weed pull.