Natural Resource Priority: Noxious Weed Management in forested, riparian, and urbanizing areas

Why is this a concern: Improper land management at rural and urban interface has led to exotic species degrading native plant communities and impairing ecosystem function

Three Year Goal(s): Develop a sustainable noxious weed program in the rural-urban interface

2018

  • Manage noxious weeds on 150 acres of private land
  • Prevent soil erosion and invasive weeds through promotion of proper grazing and land management
  • Educate landowners, elected officials, and government agencies about the impacts of invasive species
  • Locate funding sources to ensure project sustainability

2019

  • Manage noxious weeds on 200 acres of private land
  • Evaluation of project management and develop self sufficiency
  • Expand Noxious Weed Program to different land use types
  • Evaluate education program
  • Apply for 2 grants to treat noxious weeds on private lands
  • Grow volunteer program by 5 volunteers

2020

  • Manage noxious weeds on 300 acres of private land (Increase # from previous year) to prevent soil erosion invasive weeds through proper grazing and land management
  • Educate landowners, elected officials, and government agencies about the impacts of invasive species
  • Expand funding sources through new partnerships