Montana Natural Heritage Program to Help Montana County Weed Coordinators

The Montana Natural Heritage Program (MTNHP) is now providing County Weed Coordinators with direct agency-level access to our Map Viewer website http://mtnhp.org/mapviewer in order to support Noxious Weed Trust Fund grant applications, weed control efforts, and environmental reviews in general (see example information in images below).  The MTNHP has served as the central source for information on Montana’s species and habitats of concern since the mid-1980s and our Environmental Summary Reports are a requirement for Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant applications in order to ensure that the proposed actions are considering Montana Species of Concern as well as special habitats like wetland and riparian areas.  In the past year, the MTNHP has also begun to centralize information on invasive species with a grant from the Montana Department of Natural Resources, including over 430,000 observations of nearly 700 invasive and pest species, so that invasive species information is also readily available for environmental reviews and planning efforts.  

We would like to invite you to create a Map Viewer account at: http://mtnhp.org/mapviewer/   Click on the “Sign In” link on the upper right of the central task box, then click the “Create Account” button, then enter your information, including a username and password.  After you create an account, please email me and I will give you agency-level access.  Below is a slide summarizing what you will have access to relative to the general public after you create an account and I give you agency-level access.

We would also like to invite you to a webinar training on the use of Map Viewer to view native and invasive species data and generate Environmental Summary Reports.

Mon, Nov 19, 2018 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MST
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/713044877

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212

Access Code: 713-044-877

*Webinar will be recorded for future viewing.

For those of you that want to give the Environmental Summary Report a try after I give you agency-level access, here is the “How To Use” document for creating Environmental Summary Reports:

How_To_Use_Environmental_Summary_Task_20170526 

I will go through this and many other Map Viewer tasks during the webinar on November 19th.  We are also available to assist you with your information needs via phone.

Bryce A. Maxell, Program Coordinator
Montana Natural Heritage Program http://mtnhp.org
(406) 444-3989 (office) | (406) 461-1279 (cell) | (406) 444-0266 (fax)

bmaxell@mt.gov

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