Nevada Weed Management Association, PO Box 150033, Ely NV 89315
Nevada Weed Management Association

Cooperative Weed Managements 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 and contact information for these CWMAs, please visit the Nevada Department  of Ag website here. Click the map below for a larger image.