Develop your plant identification skills:
The earlier weeds are reported, the better chance of control
Native species have evolved with traits suited to Montana’s ecosystems. Limit the chances of introducing an invasive by:
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:
Noxious weeds, in particular the invasive salt cedar or Tamerisk, are featured with Russell Nemitz on the Northern Ag network in this video. This particular plant is a beautiful ornamental still planted by some, however if it gets established near a waterway it can be extremely destructive. The plant has been reputed to take up to 200 gallons of water a day and it also unleashes excessive salt into the soils around it. You can read more about this plant here.