18-02: Promoting Workshops on Invasive Weeds

WHEREAS, it is a concern of all Montanans to limit the spread of invasive weeds; and

WHEREAS, education is an important tool in helping farmers, ranchers, and landowners in identifying invasive weeds; and

WHEREAS, several invasive grass species, such as Medusahead and Ventenata, have been found in Montana and pose a significant concern to rangeland health and local rural economies if allowed to spread unchecked.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: that the Montana Association of Conservation Districts (MACD) help facilitate informational workshops with County Weed Boards as requested by Conservation Districts regarding these invasive grass species in order to educate the public on how to identify and differentiate these weed species from other grasses on their ag lands, and provide education on control methods for these species.