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Big Hole Watershed’s Weed Whacker’s Ball is coming soon

The annual Weed Whacker’s Ball will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019, in Wise River at the community center. This is one of the best “weed parties” in the state! There is a live and silent auction, music by the Dillon Junior Fiddlers, roast hog, lamb, beef, chicken and desserts provided by the locals. […]
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Applicator trainings are coming up

The October Pest Management Tour is a last chance opportunity for Montana private pesticide applicators in Region 2 to obtain pesticide education credits to renew their pesticide licenses. Region 2 private applicator pesticide licenses expire on 12/31/2019 and license holders must obtain 6 credits prior to this date to renew. There are several dates and […]
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MWCA Gun Raffle Winners

The July drawing was for a Henry Golden Boy rifle and Ron Barnhart of Harlow won it.  The August drawing was for a Weatherby Camilla .243 and Brady Shortman of Butte won it.  The next drawing will be held the week of September 9. Stay tuned!
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2019 MWCA scholarship recipients

This past year, the MT Weed Control Association reinstated their annual scholarships. We had 12 applications submitted and the scholarship work group set up the criteria and evaluated the applications. When the dust settled, Haylee Barkley of Baker won the $1,000 scholarship and she will be using it to pursue her degree at MSU in […]
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NAISMA Annual Conference

2019 Annual Conference: September 30 – October 3, 2019 at the Hilton Saratoga in Saratoga Springs, New York. For more information, please visit http://www.naisma.org/annual-conference  
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Stopping Invasive Species with Behavioral Psychology Webinar

August 21st from 1:00-2:00 pm CT: Stopping Invasive Species with Behavioral Psychology Presented by: Ken Donnelly, Beyond Attitude Consulting Many invasive species pathways include human behavior, like boating, hiking, and camping. Changing people’s behavior can be challenging, as anyone who has ever made a New Year’s resolution knows very well. Just because people think something […]
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Great invasive species management conference is coming in December

Innovations in Invasive Species Management Conference and Training  Registration is Open December 10-12th, 2019 The Coeur d’Alene Resort in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Registration is open for the third annual Innovations in Invasive Species Management Conference Training to be held in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho December 10th – 12th, 2019 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort.  Innovations Conference […]
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MDA hires new grant coordinator

Good Afternoon, I would like to introduce myself as the new Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Coordinator.   I grew up just outside of Great Falls in a small town called Sand Coulee in a family of 5 with 2 older sisters.  I graduate from Carroll College and knew I wanted to make Helena my home.  […]
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Six applications for Montana’s Leopold Conservation Award

I just wanted to send you an update on the progress of the Leopold Conservation Award.  The application deadline was July 1st and we received 6 applications. This is great news for the 1st year for the award here in Montana.  We are in the process of finalizing the judges for the selection committee and […]
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Comment Period for Japanese Knotweed Biocontrol Agent

APHIS Extends Comment Period for Environmental Assessment for the Release of the Japanese knotweed psyllid to Biologically Control Japanese, Giant, and Bohemian Knotweeds USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has assessed the potential environmental impacts associated with releasing the Japanese knotweed psyllid (Aphalara itadori) to biologically control Japanese, Giant, and Bohemian knotweeds (Fallopia japonica, F. sachalinensis, and F. x bohemica) […]
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