Cooperative Weed Management Areas are partnerships of federal, state and local government agencies along with tribes, individual landowners and various other interested groups that manage noxious weeds or invasive plants in a defined area. Information about setting up a CWMA can be found in the “CWMA Cookbook: A Recipe for Success” at http://www.mipn.org/MIPN%20Cookbook%20Lo-res.pdf ).
CWMA FY12 Technical Assistance Option Request (posted January 23, 2012)
SWCDs are the eligible grant applicants for this program. Other organizations may consider applying in partnership with SWCDs to help develop and run the Cooperative Weed Management Area.
Benefits of the Program
- Development of strong partnerships based on cooperation among agencies, landowners and other interested partners to control invasive species.
- The creation of long-term and sustainable Cooperative Weed Management Areas.
- The removal of invasive plant species and the restoration/reconstruction of native communities.
- Funding to supplement other invasive species control efforts.
The Cooperative Weed Management Area grant program focuses on the development of restoration of natural and conservation lands through invasive species removal and replanting with local species.
Minnesota Cooperative Weed Management Areas
- Summary of Minnesota Cooperative Weed Management Areas (July 2012)
- CWMA Practice Standard (613)
- Invasive Terrestrial Plant Resources
For additional questions email or call:
Dan Shaw, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources
Phone No: 651-296-0644