What Can You Do?

INVASIVE SPECIES ARE A GLOBAL PROBLEM AND YOU CAN PLAY A PART IN PREVENTING THEIR INTRODUCTION AND SPREAD. THE GOAL OF THIS SECTION IS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON HOW EVERYONE CAN TAKE ACTION AND PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION AND SPREAD OF INVASIVE SPECIES.


Education & Awareness

Develop your plant identification skills:


GET INVOLVED!

 


REPORT

The earlier weeds are reported, the better chance of control


GO NATIVE

Native species have evolved with traits suited to Montana’s ecosystems. Limit the chances of introducing an invasive by:

  • Using native plants and seeds
  • Ask your local nursery to start carrying more native plants. Knowing your plant source. Many invasive species are unintentionally transported on nursery stock and seed mixes
  • Try to avoid disturbing natural areas whenever possible
  • Planting, mulching, or covering disturbed or bare areas

RECREATE RESPONSIBILITY

Try to Leave No Trace. Not only will you prevent the spread of weeds, but you will also help preserve the health and beauty of Montana’s landscape.
Before traveling, clean or brush off your:

  • Shoes and clothes
  • Pets and stock
  • Vehicles and tires
  • Drain, Clean, Dry your boat and watercraft
  • Any other equipment that can carry seeds or plants
  • Follow the slogan Play Clean Go. To stop invsasive species in your tracks.

Featured Video

The Columbia River Basin Flowering Rush Management Plan is complete. Peter Rice of UM and Virgil Dupuis of Montana are prominent features in this newest video discussing, among other things, flowering rush in Flathead Lake. 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

2020 MWCA Annual Conference

The Association’s annual conference will be held at the Great Falls Heritage Inn on January 14 – 16, 2020. A draft agenda is available for review (below) and registration is open. 

Final 2020 Annual Conference Agenda
2020 AC Registration Form
Online registration Form

MWCA Feed

The Natural Heritage Annual Partners Meeting in Helena today. There are well over 50 in attendance to discuss invasive species and mapping & monitoring. ...

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Michele Puiggari presents an interactive and informative HR presentation this morning in Lewistown! #greatdoorprizeshere ...

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