Foster Creek Conservation District
Foster Creek Conservation District

Announcing: The Establishment of a Douglas County Cooperative Weed Management Area   

A non-regulatory, collaborative approach to integrated weed management throughout Douglas County

 

 

Informational Kick-off Meeting on Thursday July 26th, 2018, from 2-4 pm at the North-Central Washington Fairgrounds, 601 N Monroe St, Waterville, WA 98858.

Douglas County Cooperative Weed Management Area

Kick-off Meeting

Thursday, July 26th 2-4 pm

at the North-Central Washington Fairgrounds,

601 N Monroe St, Waterville, WA 98858

Agenda

  • 2:00-2:15        Welcome, Meeting Purpose, and Introductions (All attendees)  
  • 2:15-2:30        What is a Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA)? –                                        an  overview                                                                                                                   (Aaron Rosenblum, Foster Creek CD)
  • 2:30-2:35        History and status of CWMAs in Washington                                                                  (Greg Haubrich, Washington Department of Agriculture)
  • 2:35-2:55        Initial goals and tasks for the Douglas County CWMA                                                    (Aaron Rosenblum, Foster Creek CD)
  • 2:55-3:45        Current and New Weed Invaders to Watch for in Douglas and                                      Surrounding Counties                                                                                                   (Dale Whaley, WSU Extension)
  • 3:45-3:55       Formation of the steering Committee and MOU overview                                               (Aaron Rosenblum, Foster Creek CD)
  • 3:55-4:00        Questions and future meetings’ dates, times, and topics
  • 4:00                 Adjourn 

What is a Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA)?

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.

Questions??

Aaron Rosenblum

Natural Resource Specialist

Foster Creek Conservation District

509-423-5990 cell

509-888-6376 office

arosenblum@fostercreekcd.org

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