The desire to better manage all
lands for noxious weed control is manifest in several partnerships to map out
weed infestations and apply treatment, regardless of
There are currently four Cooperative Weed Management Areas in
the West Central Highlands RC&D Area.
Grant funds received from the Idaho Department of Agriculture
are what brought these Weed Management Areas together and
provides the funds to continue their work year after year.
Weed crews have worked together in the four CWM Areas to treat
priority weeds according to the best plant physiology timing,
which varies throughout the five county area. Location
and mapping of problem areas were critical to apply follow-up
treatment in succeeding years.
Adams County CWMA -
Lower Gem CWMA - Gem
Lower Weiser River
CWMA - Washington County
Upper Payette CWMA -
Boise County, Gem County, Valley County
Partners include: Adams, Boise, Gem,
Valley and Washington Counties; Gem, Squaw Creek, Valley and Weiser River Soil
and Water Conservation Districts; USDA Forest Service; Idaho Department of
Agriculture; Bureau of Reclamation; Bureau of Land Management; Idaho Department
of Lands; Boise Cascade Corporation; and Montana State University.
received from the Idaho Department of Agriculture for 2004 was
$106,377 for the four CWM Areas and approximately $114,209 in