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

It’s been a long winter, but the weeds are popping up!! Before you know it, you’ll need to get your ATV out and start treating weeds. In case you need a refresher, here is a valuable video on how to calibrate your ATV. Thanks to Elkhorn Productions, Ravalli County and the MDA Trust Fund grant that produced this.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

2019 Weed Whackers Ball will be September 14th in Wise River! Come attend the greatest Weed Party in Montana! More details TBA!

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