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. To seek funding to improve and implement on-the-ground
weed management projects."
WSU Extension Publishes Guide to Puncturevine
Douglas County WSU Extension Agronomy Educator and CWMA Steering Committee Member Dale Whaley recently published a guide to puncturvine identification and control. Download it for free
Flowering Rush On Notice in the Wenatchee World
Steering Committee Member and WSU Master Gardener Bonnie Orr recently published an article on a Class A noxious weed discovered in Douglas County: https://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/local/in-the-garden-flowering-rush-is-a-plant-we-want/article_d898ef66-37e7-11ea-95c3-53933a98cd06.html
Douglas County CWMA Completes a Strategic Plan
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.
Ryan Lefler, Natural Resource Specialist