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

Management Plans

USDA Forest Service – Agency Policy for Invasive Species

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012


The  new Forest Service agency policy for invasive species management.  Not as of today’s  on any Forest Service website  but this is the link to the Federal Register notice about it: .

USDA Forest Service Invasive Species Program & Research

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012


Links for information on the US Forest Service programs

MT Department of Agriculture’s Aquatic Invasive Species Summary for 2011

Friday, May 4th, 2012


Report Objective:

This report provides an annual status report on aquatic invasive species (AIS) work performed by the Montana Department of Agriculture. Aquatic invasive species include any plant or animal that is not native to Montana and poses a threat to the biologic or economic health of the state. Management authority for aquatic noxious weeds in Montana is the responsibility of county weed districts with support from the Department. Aquatic invasive weeds currently include Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) (Myriophyllum spicatum), curlyleaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus), and flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus), all listed under the Montana Noxious Weed List. The Department also cooperates with the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) and the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) to prevent introduction and spread of all aquatic invasive species including zebra and quagga mussels.

Download the complete report.

Invasive Species Managers Tool Kit

Friday, June 17th, 2011


The USDA National Invasive Species Information Center has provided a page dedicated to providing tools to invasive species managers.   They have divided it into two sections: federal and non-federal.   Here you can find something about everything:

  • Prevention
  • EDRR – Early Detection Rapid Response
  • Education
  • Databases
  • Grants & Funding
  • Monitoring
  • Outreach
  • Prevention
  • Research
  • Restoration and more

Visit their website for more details on this tool kit.

A Decision-making Guide for Invasive Species Program Managers

Monday, June 13th, 2011


The idea for the guide was conceived at the 2010 annual meeting of the Continental Dialogue on Non‐Native Forest Insects and Diseases. Michael Buck, from the National Association of State Foresters led the effort, assisted by many members of the Dialogue.

Note to Readers: This guide was prepared to assist senior level program managers and policy makers in establishing priorities and making choices for invasive species management programs. While recognizing the critical and primary importance of prevention programs, the focus of the guide is the management of invasive species once they have arrived, which is an uncomfortable, but increasingly familiar role for many program managers and policy makers.

Download the complete guide.

USDA Forest Service Intermountain Region Invasive Species Management Strategy

Friday, October 23rd, 2009


The region will address invasive species (IS) issues by focusing efforts and resources on seven key
points which are: (more…)