DOUGLAS COUNTY COOPERATIVE WEED MANAGEMENT AREA
CWMA 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."
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
The Cooperative Weed Management Area boundary incorporates Douglas County including the adjacent Columbia River.