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Weed Coordinator’s Resources

Montana Department of Agriculture | Noxious Weed Trust Fund (Important Dates & Info)

Friday, July 15th, 2016


Montana Department of Agriculture
Noxious Weed Trust Fund
2016 – 2017

Important Dates & Information

  • November 1, 2016
    Applications Due for FY17 Emergency Weed Grants


  • November 1, 2016
    Applications Due for FY17 Special $7,500 County/Reservation Grants


  • November 30, 2016
    Status Reports Due for open NWTF Grants


  • November 30, 2016
    Final Status Reports Due for FY16 Special $7,500 County/Reservation Grants


  • December 1, 2016
    Applications Due for FY17 NWTF Grants


  • February 27 – March 3, 2017
    Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Hearings
    Wingate Hotel, Helena


  •  March / April 2017
    Distribution of FY17 Special $7,500 County/Reservation Grant Awards


  •  April 15, 2017
    Status Reports Due for NWTF Grants


Montana Dept. of Agriculture:


Dave Burch 444-3140

Carol Bearden 444-7880

Kim Antonick 444-7819

Jasmine Reimer 444-7882

Montana Action Plan for the Biological Control of Invasive Plants

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015


The Montana Biological Control Working Group has produced the Montana Action Plan for Biological Control of Invasive Plants.   Download your copy of the document: Montana Action Plan for Biological Control of Invasive Plants

This was produced by: The Montana Biological Control Working Group (MBCWG) was convened in 2008 as a functional unit under the Montana Weed Control Association’s Integrated Weed Management Chair. The MBCWG is an open membership group comprised of interested stakeholders including private individuals and participants from state, federal, county, and other organizations. The MBCWG is charged with developing a structure to assist in and improve the current methods for the redistribution and monitoring of biological control agents in the state of Montana. Our plans are to identify any deficiencies in the current implementation of weed biological control in Montana and suggest measures to improve biological control as a weed management tool.
The mission of the group: To advance the use of biological control as an integrated management tool to reduce invasive weeds and their impacts in Montana

Be Plant Wise – Grow Me Instead

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014


Published by Invasive Species Council of British Columbia.

The Grow Me Instead booklet includes 27 of BC’s most ‘unwanted’ plants in horticulture, as well as five recommended alternatives (non-invasive native or exotic plants) for gardeners and landscapers.  – Download Grow Me Instead booklet. It is 72 pages and just under 2mb.

Weed District Coordinator Handbook

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014


A Montana Weed District Coordinator Handbook was produced in June of 2006.   We have made  it available for download: Montana Weed District Coordinator Handbook.

County Listed Noxious Weeds

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014


We have compiled a list of the county listed noxious weeds.   This is available for download in a PDF document:  county listed weeds – updated January 2015

Here are the county listed weeds as of January 2015

Weed Counties that list it
Baby’s Breath Jefferson, Deer Lodge,  Blaine, Broadwater, Silver Bow, Chouteau, Daniels, Flathead,  Richland, Sheridan,
Bellflower Flathead
Black Henbane Deer Lodge, Beaverhead, Big Horn,   Broadwater,  Lewis & Clark, Meagher,  Powder River, Powell,  Ravalli, Stillwater,
Bugloss, Common Ravalli
Campion, bladder Meagher
Campion, White Flathead,
Chicory Lincoln
Common Burdock Big Horn,  Blaine,  Broadwater, Fallon,  Lewis & Clark, Lincoln, Pondera, Stillwater,
Common Crupina Lincoln,
Common Mullin Yellowstone, Deer Lodge, Beaverhead, Lewis & Clark, Mineral, Stillwater,
Common Teasel Yellowstone, Beaverhead,  Ravalli
Curly Dock Deer Lodge,
Dwarf Snapdragon Lincoln,
Field Scabious Jefferson, Beaverhead, Gallatin,  Madison, Ravalli,
Halogeton Beaverhead,
Kochia Deer Lodge, Flathead, Lincoln, Rosebud
Matrimony vine Silver Bow,
Mayweed/dogfennel Mineral,
Meadow Knapweed Gallatin,
Poison Hemlock Yellowstone, Big Horn, Chouteau, Fallon, Gallatin, Lincoln, Powder River, Rosebud,
Puncturevine Yellowstone, Powder River,  Rosebud,
Scentless Chamomile Beaverhead, Gallatin,  Lincoln, Mineral,
Scot’s Broom Lincoln,
Speedwell, Common Lincoln
Speedwell, Germander Lincoln
Spurge, Cyprus Beaverhead,
spurge, Myrtle Beaverhead,
Swainsonpea Beaverhead,
Thistle, Musk Teton, Deer Lodge,  Beaverhead, Broadwater, Gallatin, Lewis & Clark, Liberty,   Lincoln, Madison, Pondera,  Toole,
Thistle, perennial Sow Deer Lodge,  Broadwater, Liberty, Pondera,
Thistle, Plumeless Lincoln
Thistle, Russian Flathead,
Thistle, Scotch Broadwater,  Carbon, Gallatin,  Lincoln,  Meagher,  Rosebud,
Western Water Hemlock Yellowstone, Missoula,
Wild Caraway Powell,
Wormwood Carbon,
Wormwood, Absinth Lincoln, Meagher,
Yellow Mignotte Judith Basin, Meagher,
Medusahead Sanders, Lake


2014 Weed Program Survey Completed & Results Available

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014


All 56 Montana counties  completed and returned the 2014 MWCA survey about the weed program in their county.   We have compiled the results looking at the state as a whole and for some of the questions there is also an area view compiled.  The survey had seven sections covering :staffing including budget, local program perspective, partners, grant funding, noncompliance, state and county listed weeds, and a miscellaneous section.

We have now sent a copy to all counties.   We are making the survey available for download to those who are interested.   Here is the link to download  2014 Weed Program Survey .

Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to the survey.  The results were interesting and enlightening.   We will be making updates to our website to reflect the information we gathered.

Compliance Letter Template – Noncompliance

Friday, July 26th, 2013


The Department of Agriculture created a  Compliance Letter Templates  for County Weed Districts.

These are only templates, please customize as you and your County Attorney deem appropriate.  If you have any questions please contact either Cort Jensen at 406-444-3144 or Dave Burch Dave Burch, State Weed Coordinator,444.3140.

These are available for your download and use.  We have provided them in two formats PDF and Microsoft Word.

Notice of Noxious Weeds and Request for Inspection – County  PDF Word

Notice of Noncompliance – County      PDF Word

MWCA maintains copies of current Montana Weed Legislation in our website library for your convenience.

Weed Invasion – New Poster

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013


Are you looking for a educational poster?   MWCA and many partners put together a new poster that is available for use to help get the word out to the public.

Download Noxious Weed Education Poster and print it and use it in your area.

Non-Compliance Flow Chart Based on SB 301

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013


This is a sample flow chart of what actions take place during non-compliance.  This was prepared based on SB301 which was passed in to law in 2013.

Download the Non-compliance flow chart.

Mode of Action – Powerpoint Presentation Ready for Use

Friday, May 17th, 2013


This came from the October 2013 MSU presentation.   By request they have made this available to you for your use.

Download the MSU mode of action presentation