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Field bindweed is a Priority 2B state listed noxious weed in Montana.
Field bindweed is a Priority 2B state listed noxious weed in Montana.

Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy spending as many hours as possible enjoying the wonders of nature. Whether you’re an angler on the Missouri River, a birdwatcher at Freezeout Lake, a hunter tracking wild game in the Beartooth Mountains, an off-road rider cruising the backcountry, you can help keep a watchful eye out for non-native invaders that threaten the recreational activities that you enjoy.


By educating yourself about how to identify noxious weeds, how to stop their spread, and who to contact if you find an infestation, you can become an active participant in helping stop the spread of the noxious weeds that impact your recreational activities.


Fight Five Campaign


One way to participate in noxious weed prevention is to ‘Pick Your 5’.  The Fight 5 Campaign is a new noxious weed education campaign aimed at taking our state’s noxious weed list of 32 down to 5 species that have an impact on the recreational activities that you enjoy.


It’s simple and as easy as counting from 1 to 5:


1. Pick your favorite recreational activity.

2. Pick 5 non-native species that have a negative impact on your favorite recreational activity.

3. Become knowledgeable about how to identify ‘Your 5’ non-native species.

4. Learn how you can participate in the management strategies for ‘Your 5’.

5. Gather phone numbers for who to contact (federal, state, county, city, or tribal weed coordinator), in case you find one of ‘Your 5’ when you’re out recreating and enjoying the Great Outdoors.


Published: December 10, 2012 5:26:00 PM MST.
Last Modified: August 7, 2014 9:31:55 AM MDT