MISSION: “To improve invasive weed species management county-wide through increased communication,
coordination, and the sharing of technical expertise and knowledge between landowners, natural resource managers, and all interested parties, as well as, to seek funding to improve and implement on
the ground weed management projects."
The Center for Invasive Species Management defines a CWMA as, "a partnership of federal, state, and local government agencies, tribes, individuals, and various
interested groups that manage invasive weeds within a defined area."
All CWMA's share six basic characteristics:
CWMAs operate within a defined geographic area, distinguished by a common geography, weed problem, community, climate, political boundary, or land use.
CWMAs involve a broad cross-section of landowners and natural resource managers within its defined boundaries.
CWMAs are governed by a Steering Committee.
CWMAs make a long-term commitment to cooperation, usually through a formal agreement among partners.
CWMAs have a comprehensive plan that addresses the management or prevention of invasive species within its boundaries.
CWMAs facilitate cooperation and coordination across jurisdictional boundaries.
Natural Resource Specialist
Foster Creek Conservation District