Tag Archives: weeds

Supporters applaud proposed noxious weed program

By | February 23, 2017

The Missoulian reports that a  bill that could pump more than $2 million annually into the fight against noxious weeds in wildlife habitat drew unanimous support from weed managers, wildlife managers and conservation and livestock groups Tuesday. House Bill 434, known as the Montana Wildlife Habitat Improvement Act and brought by Rep. Kelly Flynn, R-Townsend, creates… Read More »

Hunters need to be weed aware

By | August 3, 2016

Noxious weeds pose a serious economic and environmental threat to Montana. A “noxious weed” is any plant that state and federal authorities designate as a serious threat to agriculture, wildlife and native plant communities. Noxious weeds and their seeds hitch rides with birds, big game animals, wool pants, horses, trains, the tires and undersides of… Read More »

Learning about Noxious Weeds

By | July 21, 2016

North Forkers gathered at the Community Hall on Tuesday to learn about identifying and treating noxious weeds on their property. Two “Weed Queens,” Tris Hoffman from the Flathead Forest and Kat Pine from Flathead County, offered their expertise and insights. Invasive noxious weeds threaten native wildflowers, wildlife, and livestock. Landowners are legally responsible for controlling… Read More »

Knapweed Under Attack!

By | June 17, 2016

The knapweed at Sondreson Meadow was under attack on Thursday by the North Fork Weed Wranglers, a committee of the North Fork Landowners Association. The weed pull was organized by Donna Harrison, committee chair. Kat Pine, the Education/Compliance Officer from the Flathead County Weed Department joined the group under cloudy skies to add her expertise… Read More »

Weeds – Yellow Flag Iris

By | February 1, 2016

The Flathead National Forest Facebook page says… It’s never too early to think about weeds. Yellow flag iris, while pretty, can quickly invade a pond. Only one site has been found on the Flathead Forest, so far, in the Swan Valley. This specimen was just past flowering in these photos (it was identified earlier) but you can… Read More »

Evaluation of five organophosphate insecticides and herbicides

By | April 5, 2015

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, has assessed the carcinogenicity of five organophosphate pesticides. A summary of the final evaluations together with a short rationale have now been published online in The Lancet Oncology (free of charge), and the detailed assessments published as Volume 112… Read More »

Weed Resources to Download

By | March 15, 2015

In March of 2015 Flathead National Forest, CHS, and others sponsored workshops focusing on weed identification, plant physiology, non-chemical control options, understanding chemical labels, calibrating equipment, weed law and safety. NFLA members Richard Hildner and Suzanne Daniel attended and picked up some very helpful materials indeed. Check them out and download from the NFLA’s Weed Committee page.

Bullock signs order to combat invasive species

By | December 5, 2014

The Hungry Horse News reports that an executive order aimed at improving and streamlining Montana’s efforts to tackle the threat of invasive species was signed by Gov. Steve Bullock on Dec. 4. The order establishes an Montana Invasive Species Council to serve as the overarching council to combat invasive species in the state — both aquatic and… Read More »

Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Applications due December 1

By | October 29, 2014

The Montana Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for grant funding from the Noxious Weed Trust Fund (NWTF). Grant applications are due by December 1, 2014. The Trust Fund, established in 1985 by the Montana Legislature, can provide grant awards up to $75,000 for eligible noxious weed research projects, state and community education or development projects,… Read More »