was a great opportunity to team up with partner organizations and highlight the
importance of managing invasive species across the Greater Yellowstone Area,” said Rachel Daluge,
JHWMA President. “Working across
jurisdictional boundaries for the betterment of the entire ecosystem is what
the JHWMA is all about”.
treated roughly 72 acres of invasive species in a 1,200 acre project area. The project started along Gros Ventre River
in the Bridger-Teton National Forest on Lower Slide Lake and continued 16.5 miles
downstream on both public and private lands to the confluence of the Gros
Ventre and Snake rivers.
organizations and landowners that assisted with the project included Grand
Teton National Park, National Elk Refuge, Bridger-Teton National Forest, Teton
Conservation District, Teton County Weed and Pest District, Bureau of Land
Management, Wyoming Department of State Lands, Jackson Hole Land Trust, Hanna
Outfitting, Gros Ventre River Ranch, Fife Property, Serenity Ranch, Bar BC,
Gros Ventre Warm Springs LLC, Biolochini Property and Jackson Hole Golf and
were so pleased with the large turnout and all of the hard work contributed by
everyone. JHWMA members have committed a
tremendous amount of time and effort to this project over the last 15 years,
and we are seeing some really great progress,” Ziehl said. “This is a prime
example of federal, state and county agencies, as well as private stakeholders,
teaming up, helping one another, and collectively reducing the spread of
noxious weeds in Teton County,”.
JHWMA was formed in 1998 to establish common long and short-term management
policies, goals, and objectives necessary for cooperatively managing and
funding noxious weed activities across all jurisdictional boundaries.
To learn more about the JHWMA, visit www.jhwma.org.
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