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."
Foster Creek Conservation District Publishes Weed Identification Video Series
The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has meant that Foster Creek Conservation District (FCCD) has not been able to do many of the in-person events planned for this year. So in an effort to continue to help Douglas County learn about natural resource management, FCCD has created a series of short educational videos to help identify noxious weeds of concern.
Scotch thistle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i73t_b1mqn4&t=10s
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 here: https://pubs.extension.wsu.edu/puncturevine-2
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:
Ryan Lefler, Natural Resource Specialist