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Montana Noxious Weed Program

 
Orange Hawkweed is a Priority 2A noxious weed in Montana.

Weeds have a destructive impact on Montana's landscape by displacing native plant species, increasing soil erosion, and decreasing wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities.

 

Rangeland, pastureland, cropland, forests, and wildlands cover 92 million acres, 98% of the total land area, in Montana. These lands are vital for agricultural production and protecting the integrity of ecosystems.

 

The department's noxious weed programs assist with the managment of land- and water-based weeds on the Montana Noxious Weeds List. The Noxious Weed Trust Fund grant program, Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage certification program and the Biological Control Program assist counties, individuals, local communities, researchers, and educators in their efforts to solve noxious weed problems in Montana.

 
 
 
 

Contacts

 

Dave Burch

Weed Program Manager
Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-3140
E-mail: dburch@mt.gov
Fax: (406) 444-9466

Carol Bearden

Weed Program Specialist
Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-7880
E-mail: cbearden@mt.gov
Fax: (406) 444-9466

Kim Antonick

Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage
Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-7819
E-mail: kantonick2@mt.gov
Fax: (406) 444-9466

 

Published: April 1, 2011 3:16:00 PM MDT.
Last Modified: February 13, 2014 9:07:19 AM MST