Cooperative Weed Management Area Program (CWMA)

Common Tansy

High Landing Township

In 2020, the Pennington Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) received a grant from the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) to form a Cooperative Weed Management Area Program (CWMA).  The goal for this program is to create a unified approach to weed management in Pennington County.  We will create a baseline map of the current invasive and noxious weeds in Pennington County in order to prioritize the infestations for proper control and management. Best management practices will be compiled to provide education, outreach, and technical assistance to landowners struggling to control invasive or noxious weeds on their property.  Lastly, we want to start a gravel pit certification program where we can encourage the county, townships, and residents to purchase gravel from the certified pits that are taking action to control the spread of noxious and invasive weeds.

 

We will host our first in-person meeting once the COVID-19 pandemic begins to slow. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Bryanna Grefthen for more information.

Check out these sites for more information about invasive or noxious weeds:

To report observations of invasive or noxious weeds:

Please contact Bryanna Grefthen by phone: 218-683-7075, email: Bryanna.Grefthen@mn.nacdnet.net, or through the contact form below.  When reporting invasive or noxious weeds, please provide as much information about the location and infested area as possible.  Our maps are only as useful as the data they are created from.  Refer to the Pennington County Weed Reporting Guide for information to be collected for the report.

Contact Form to Report an Invasive or Noxious Weed