Working together to strengthen and support noxious weed management efforts in Montana.

Why Should You Care?

Invasive weeds are the greatest threat to Montana’s environment. When these invaders are allowed to invade and spread, they cause a reduction in wildlife forage, degrade fisheries through erosion and sediment buildup, reduce property values, and erode our beautiful viewsheds in Montana. Currently, Montana has approximately 7.6 million precious acres infested with state-listed noxious weeds, and several new and potentially devastating invaders knocking on the door at our borders.

From the Director’s Desk

Legislative Update January 26, 2015

HB 108
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: “AN ACT LIMITING ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES FOR THE NOXIOUS WEED MANAGEMENT PROGRAM TO 12% OF THE TOTAL REVENUE RECORDED IN THE NOXIOUS WEED MANAGEMENT SPECIAL REVENUE FUND AMOUNT AWARDED THROUGH GRANTS AND CONTRACTS IN THE PREVIOUS FISCAL YEAR; AMENDING SECTION 80-7-814, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE.

Has been amended (see above) and will be heard Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 3 p.m. in room 335 by the Senate Ag, Livestock and Irrigation Committee. MWCA is now in support of this bill as amended.

HB 167
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: “AN ACT REVISING LAWS RELATED TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE NONRESIDENT TEMPORARY-USE PERMITS; INCREASING THE NONRESIDENT TEMPORARY-USE PERMIT FEE FOR OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES; REQUIRING A NONRESIDENT TEMPORARY-USE PERMIT FOR ALL OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES OWNED BY NONRESIDENTS; REQUIRING THAT MONEY COLLECTED FROM THE FEE BE USED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF FISH, WILDLIFE, AND PARKS FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES; AND AMENDING SECTIONS 23-2-802 AND 23-2-814, MCA.

(Page 2, line 19) $1.50 MUST BE USED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO MITIGATE AND ERADICATE NOXIOUS WEEDS ALONG OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE TRAILS

Language has been added to this bill (see above) and a fiscal note has been requested. MWCA is in support of this bill.

 

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