The most successful CWMAs in rural Nevada are driven by land-owners.


Cooperative Weed Management Areas in Nevada

What are CWMAs?

A cooperative weed management area (CWMA) is a partnership of federal, state, and local government agencies, tribes, individuals, and various interested groups that manage noxious weeds or invasive plants in a defined area. CWMAs often function under the authority of a mutually developed memorandum of understanding or cooperative agreement and are governed by a steering committee. CWMA partners develop a comprehensive weed management plan for their area. Locally-driven CWMAs are especially effective at generating public interest in weed management and organizing community groups to support on-the-ground programs.

Characteristics of a CWMA

1. Defined geographical area distinguished by a common geography, weed problem, community, climate, political boundary, or land use
2. Involvement or representation of the majority of landowners and natural resource managers in the defined area
3. Steering committee
4. Commitment to cooperation
5. Comprehensive plan that addresses the management of prevention of one or more noxious weeds or invasive plants

CWMAs in Nevada

There are 45 CWMAs currently operating in Nevada. For a list of and contact information for these CWMAs, please visit the Nevada Department of Ag website here.

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