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 The Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund (NWTF) Grant Program was established by the 1985 Montana Legislature to provide funding for the noxious weed research projects, state and community education/development projects, and local cooperative - landowner cost share. Applicants may apply for funding up to $75,000 per project. Additional information can be found in the Grant Guidelines or use the menu above for information on Applying, Instructions, Funding History, and the Advisory Council.

If you know someone interested in this grant program, please print and distribute the 2018 brochure.

News and Trainings


  • 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
      • For additional information about the Council and responsibilities please click here.

  • Noxious Weed Trust Fund Hearings
    • When: March 8-12, 2021
    • Where: Zoom- all virtual this year
    • Agenda/Schedule



Important Dates

Click here to view/download Important Dates in PDF format
  • March 8-12, 2021 - Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Hearings (via Zoom)
  • April, 2021 - Distribution of FY21 Grant awards
  • April 15, 2021 - Status Reports due for Research and Education Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grants
  • November 1, 2021 - Applications due for FY22 Emergency Funding
  • November 30, 2021 - Status Reports due for open Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grants / Final Status Reports due for FY21 Special County/Reservation $7,500 Grants
  • January 6, 2022 - Applications due for FY22 Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grants (including FY22 $7,500 Special County/Reservation Grants)

Noxious Weed Trust Fund: General Files and Resources

General Files

Cooperative Forestry Agreements

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.

Documents to download