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CWMA Cookbook: A Formula for Achievement An Orderly Guide On the most proficient method to Add to an Agreeable Weed Administration Range in the Eastern United States Ellen Jacquart Indiana Section of The Nature Conservancy Kelly Kearns Wisconsin Bureau of Characteristic Assets Workshop Plan
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CWMA Cookbook: A Recipe for Success A Step-by step Guide on How to Develop a Cooperative Weed Management Area in the Eastern United States Ellen Jacquart Indiana Chapter of The Nature Conservancy Kelly Kearns Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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Workshop Agenda Welcome & Introductions What is a Cooperative Weed Management Area? Why Form a CWMA? Some Eastern CWMA samples Organizing a CWMA Funding Opportunities and Other Resources Contacts and prevailing voices in Eastern states Questions

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What is a CWMA? The term CWMA, or Cooperative Weed Management Area, alludes to a nearby association that coordinates all obtrusive plant administration assets crosswise over jurisdictional limits keeping in mind the end goal to advantage whole groups.

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What is a CWMA? Neighborhood weed administration association Led by a controlling board of trustees Formally sorted out under assention Facilitates participation and coordination Networks over every single jurisdictional boundarie A CWMA is a formal understanding between gatherings that can be a long haul procedure for a long haul issue.

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There is nobody right way…. There is nobody right approach to frame a CWMA and no formal confirmation of such gatherings. Regardless of how an association was shaped or what it is called, it is viewed as a CWMA in the event that it has every one of these components - Local weed administration association Led by a directing council Formally composed under understanding Facilitates participation and coordination Networks over every jurisdictional boundarie

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What do CWMAs do? Instruction – Awareness

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What do CWMAs do? Avoidance Boot Brush Stations

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What do CWMAs do? Early Detection – Rapid Response Photos by: Barry A Rice, The Nature Conservancy. Downloaded from:

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What do CWMAs do? Observing Polygonum perfoliatum (mile-a-moment). Photograph by:Britt Slattery, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dowloaded from

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What do CWMAs do? Coordinated Pest Management

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Why Form a CWMA? They cross limits CWMAs permit accomplices to share and influence constrained assets CWMAs are very unmistakable Focuses consideration Reduces the danger of control endeavors Provides an early identification and quick reaction system Helps secure financing

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Why Form a CWMA? NFWF – Pulling Together Initiative financing 1.2 1 0.8 2004 Mean $ per mi^2 2005 0.6 0.4 0.2 0 Mid-Atlantic Great Plains Midwest New England Northwest Southeast Southwest

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Some Current CWMAs in the East Long Island Invasive Species Management Area (NY) Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (NY) St. Lawrence – E. Lake Ontario WMA (NY) Clay County WMA (MN) River to River WMA (IL) Northwoods WMA (WI) Additional CWMAs framing in Missouri, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin

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The CWMA Approach Long Island Invasive Species MA Formed in 2001 Along with Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program, has served as a model for the St. Lawrence – Eastern Lake Ontario Weed Management Area (SLELO), and extra creating WMAs in NY

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Long Island Invasive Species MA Accomplishments Year 1: Strategic arrangement composed List of intrusive plant species arranged and classified Weed Watchers began Photo from:

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Long Island Invasive Species MA Accomplishments Year 2: Assisted in drafting enactment for Invasive Species Task Force for NY Mapped weeds in 800-section of land Pine Barrens Core Preserve NYS Landscape and Nursery Association embraced Codes of Conduct (for more data, see Wipe out Weeds blurb challenge in primary schools Early Detection/Rapid Response did on destinations of giant hogweed, dark swallow-wort, mile-a-moment vine, and others Researched herbicides for utilization against dark swallow-wort

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Long Island Invasive Species MA Partners National Park Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Brookhaven National Laboratory Natural Resource Conservation Service NY State Department of Transportation NY Department of Environmental Conservation NY Office of Parks, Recreation, & Historic Preservation City of New York Parks & Recreation Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Suffolk County Dept. of Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Museums Suffolk County Community College Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center Long Island Nursery and Landscape Association Long Island Central Pine Barrens Commission Open Space Preservation Trust Brooklyn Botanic Garden The Nature Conservancy

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The CWMA Approach Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program Includes 6 million sections of land of open and private land Large different scenes, in place biological systems, astounding normal groups Threatened by obtrusive, non-local plants Coordinates 2 ventures: Terrestrial Invasive Plant Project Aquatic Invasive Plant Project

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Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program Terrestrial Invasive Plant Project – began 1998 Uses volunteers for stock and control. Stock endeavors concentrate along roadways (likely territories to discover intruders) and backcountry zones (touchy regions) The Adirondack Nature Conservancy Invasive Species Field Coordinator arranges and directs work gatherings to cut, burrow, force or herbicide physical obtrusive plants Photos from Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program site:

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Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program Terrestrial Invasive Plant Project Partners Adirondack Nature Conservancy (ANC) NYS Adirondack Park Agency (APA) NYS Department of Transportation (DOT) NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)

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Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program Aquatic Invasive Plant Project Started 2001 Adopted a "core-community" system to encourage observing and data trade Provides a center for volunteer enlistment and bolster Summarizes and spreads known conveyances of sea-going intrusive plants in the Adirondack Park Map from Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program site:

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Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program Aquatic Invasive Plant Project Partners Adirondack Park Agency NYS Dept. of Conservation Adirondack Nature Conservancy Franklin County Network of Shoreline Associations Paul Smith College

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The CWMA Approach Clay County, MN WMA The Clay County Weed Management Area incorporates Flowing, Keene, Skree, and Elkton Townships in northwest Minnesota.

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Clay County, MN WMA Goals Development of a benchmark stock/GIS spatial dataset Containment and focused on IPM medications Aggressive treatment of any rising need weed dangers all through the area Public training including counteractive action, reporting rising issues, and field visits highlighting fruitful IPM systems. Photograph by Angela Anderson, Minnesota DNR. Downloaded from

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Clay County, MN WMA Partners U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service University of Minnesota Extension Minnesota Department of Agriculture Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Minnesota Department of Transportation The Nature Conservancy Concordia College DuPont BASF Dow Chemicals

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The CWMA Approach River to River CWMA, IL

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River to River CWMA Goals Between 1 Jan 2006 and 30 April 2007: Hire an organizer Formalize the organization with a completely executed MOU Provide poisonous weed workshop(s) for private landowners, garden/nursery proprietors, city/area/state Dept. Of Transportation representatives, and so forth. Hold at least 3 open gatherings to request remarks and educate private subjects of the CWMA and its exercises Develop a vital arrangement for the CWMA to focus long haul course. Recognize and search out accessible gifts and other subsidizing

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River to River CWMA Partners Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources Shawnee National Forest Crab Orchard NWR Cypress Creek NWR Illinois Dept. of Transportation USDA - APHIS Natural Resource Conservation Service The Nature Conservancy Southern Illinois University - Center of Ecology Shawnee Resource Conservation & Development Council

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The CWMA Approach Northwoods CWMA (WI) History – Several years as bigger Northwoods Weed Initiative, a PTI gift for verdant spurge control helped structure the CWMA Region – Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas, and Iron Counties, far northern WI

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Northwoods CWMA (WI) Primary Objectives: To keep new trespassers from grabbing hold in the range To control new and attacking species To contain and oversee existing populaces that have as of now ended up set up

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Northwoods CWMA (WI) Partners Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission Chequamegon/Nicolet National Forest National Park Service Natural Resource Conservation Service Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas Co. Area Cons. Locale The Nature Conservancy US Fish and Wildlife Service University of Wisconsin Extension Wisconsin DNR Bad River Chippewa Band

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The CWMA Approach CWMAs may utilize diverse methodologies, and have distinctive ventures, however they all advantage from the formal organization gave by a CWMA.

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Organizing a CWMA Choose a beginning pioneer or champion Find somebody who is amped up for helpful weed administration to lead the gathering as it structures Good communicator Ability to propel others Goals of the CWMA must be their first need The CWMA champion ought to lead just until the CWMA is completely sorted out and working. An administrator and bad habit executive ought to then expect authority obligations. Photograph by Ellen Jacquart, The Nature Conservancy

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Organizing a CWMA Establish geograph

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