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Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council

Members of the Council provide guidance to the Noxious Weed Trust Fund grant program, which assists counties, local communities, tribes, researchers and educators in efforts to combat noxious weed problems in Montana.

Council members are appointed by the Director of the Department to help guide counties, local communities, tribes, researchers and educators in efforts to combat the most serious weed problems in Montana.

The Council reviews each NWTF grant application and attends the week long grant hearings held annually in March. Grant funding recommendations are made by the Council at the conclusion of the hearings and presented to the Director for approval.

Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council SOP & Responsibilities

Noxious Weed Trust Fund History - White Paper




News and Information

 

  Open Positions for the Noxious Weed Management Advisory Committee

  • Livestock Production Representative
  • Herbicide Dealer or Application Representative
  • Biological Research and Control Interests Representative
  • Western County Weed District Representative
  • Agriculture Crop Production Representative
    • Please click on the blue button above to apply.

   

Upcoming Meetings

 

Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council Meeting and Grant Hearings

  • March 8-12, 2021
  • Via Zoom - hearings will be held virtually
  • Agenda/Schedule  

 

 

 

 


 

Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council Appointments

Board Members

Name City Term End Qualifications
Mike Foster, Director MT Dept. of Agriculture
P.O. Box 200201
Helena, MT 59620
  Department Director & Council Chair
Jeanette Nordahl PO Box 874
Lincoln, MT 59639
6/30/2022 Recreationist / Wildlife Representative
Joel Farkell PO Box 284
Brady, MT 59416
6/30/2022 Consumer Representative
Ron McOwen

6050 Sypes Canyon
Bozeman, MT 59715

6/30/2022 At-Large Representative
Todd Wagner P.O. Box 529
Nashua, MT 59248
6/30/2021 Ag Crop Production Representative
Kellieann Morris 329 Airport Road
Stevensville, MT 59870
6/30/2021 Western Montana Counties Representative
Linda Eklund PO Box 73
Shawmut, MT 59078
6/30/2021 Livestock Production Representative
Kenny Keever 220 17th Ave
Havre, MT 59501
6/30/2021 Biological Research & Control Representative
Brian Ostwald PO Box 255
Joliet, MT 59041
6/30/2022 Eastern Montana Counties Representative
Vacant



Herbicide Dealer & Applicator Representative
Amber Burch 2 S. Pacific
Dillon, MT 59725
6/30/2022 Montana Weed Control Association Representative

Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council Agendas and Minutes


Greta Dige
NWTF Grant Coordinator

Phone: (406) 444-7882
E-mail: Greta.Dige@mt.gov


Jasmine Reimer
State Weed Coordinator

Phone: (406) 444-3140
E-mail: JReimer@mt.gov


Carol Bearden
Weed Program Specialist

Phone: (406) 444-7880
E-mail: CBearden@mt.gov


Noxious Weed News

National Invasive Species Awareness Week

February 22-26, 2021

National Invasive Species Awareness Week

National Invasive Species Awareness Week is an international event to raise awareness about invasive species, the threat that they pose, and what can be done to prevent their spread.

These simple measures can help us stay informed, attentive, and accountable for preventing the spread of terrestrial and aquatic noxious species:

  1. WATCH FOR NOXIOUS WEEDS. If you spot some, notify your county weed coordinator https://www.mtweed.org/weeds/weed-districts/ or report to EDDMapS West. eddmaps.org/west/
  2. USE CERTIFIED WEED FREE. Make sure to use weed-free forage, hay and mulch. mt.gov/Noxious-Weed-Seed-Free-Forage
  3. PLANT ONLY NON-INVASIVE PLANTS. Keep your garden free of known invasive plants. Many invasive species introductions come from the ornamental trade. mtnativeplants.org/
  4. CLEAN YOUR GEAR. Always wash and dry your boots, bikes, waders, boats, trailers, and off-road vehicles between uses. playcleango.org/
  5. CLEAN.DRAIN.DRY. Aquatic invasive species are often inadvertently spread by boats. Clean. Drain. Dry. every time you use your boat. http://cleandraindry.mt.gov/
  6. DON’T LET IT LOOSE. Dispose of unwanted pets, aquarium plants and water, and live bait the proper way, and not into waterways. Be a responsible pet owner. dontletitloose.com/state/montana/
  7. DON’T MOVE FIREWOOD. Buy it where you burn it or gather it on-site. Firewood can harbor pests and disease, and Montana depends on it

Registration for March Initial Core Pesticide Training Webinar is Now Open

Initial Core Training Webinar on Pesticide Safety, Regulations & Requirements Scheduled for March 16-17, 2021

Registration for March Initial Core Pesticide Training Webinar is Now Open

Registration for the Montana Department of Agriculture's (MDA) Initial Core Training is now available. This webinar course will take place from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on March 16-17th and cover pesticide safety, regulations and requirements for certified applicators. The course fee is $75 and those interested in attending should register thorugh MTPlants before March 1st.

This course will provide initial certification training only. Recertification credits are not available through this course. 

Click here to visit the Pesticide Trianing & Recertification webpage.

Please contact Lisa Dorrington, MDA Pesticide Educaiton Specialist, with any quesitons at (406) 444-3732 or LisaDorrington@mt.gov.

Public Meeting Notice: Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council Meeting / NWTF Grant Hearings

March 8 - 12, 2021

Public Meeting Notice: Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council Meeting / NWTF Grant Hearings

The Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council will hold their buisiness meeting and the 2021 Noxious Weed Trust Fund grant hearings virtually March 8 -12, 2021.

A business meeting agenda and grant applicant hearing schedule is attached.

To receive information to join the virtual meeting, please contact Carol Bearden, Noxious Weed Program Specialist, at (406) 444-7880 or cbearden@mt.gov. 

Click here to learn more about the Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council.

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