Channeled Scablands Cooperative Weed Management Area


Medusahead, an emerging threat to refuge grassland habitats, is one of the notable invasive species that will be highlighted in an upcoming weed management workshop hosted by the Channeled Scablands Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) on March 12, 2019.


   Upcoming Weed Workshop 


Our Mission:

Invasive plants do not recognize ownership or political boundaries. Long-term reductions in the spread of noxious weeds and other invasive plants must include a broad-scale approach to management and control. Cooperative Weed Management Areas (CWMA) are the organizations of choice in the promotion of a landscape approach across jurisdictional boundaries.

The entities and individuals that have come together to form the Channeled Scablands CWMA did so voluntarily in the spirit of cooperation in order to more effectively and economically realize our collective goals to manage invasive plants that degrade the productivity and ecological health of all lands under our influence.

The purpose of the Channeled Scablands CWMA is to:
• suppress, and where possible eradicate, established weed infestations
• prevent further spread of noxious weeds
• prevent new invasive species from entering or getting established in our area
• promote conservation of native plant species where applicable

• partnering with entities with similar goals to maximize available resources
• acquiring new and additional resources
• collaborating to overcome constraints that are related to political, jurisdictional, and ownership limitations
• informing the public about key aspects of weed management
• monitoring and mapping existing weed populations
• ensuring landowner rights are respected.