Noxious Weeds - Introduction

mane and woman looking at seeds imageInvasive and exotic plants are degrading National Forest systems lands at a rapid and ever-increasing rate. Without noxious weed management efforts, these aggressive plants will continue invading rangelands and timberlands that are so highly valued. If we act quickly, locally and regionally, cooperative noxious weed management will be economical and effective.

The goal of the Intermountain Region's management of noxious weeds is to ensure we focus on working collaboratively with ourselves, our neighbors, and with each State within and bordering the Region. Our primary objective is to keep the 99 percent of the Intermountain Region's healthy non-infested acres noxious weed free.

Renewed interest in weed management by all ownerships is indicated by aggressive approaches in weed management by the Western Governors and their State agencies, increased noxious weed budgets from Congress, national weed management strategies from the Department of Agriculture and Interior and the Forest Service. The intent of our management is to give the Region the flexibility to fulfill its obligations in noxious weed management and work as a partner with all other ownerships.

Why Should I Care?
This pamphlet was produced in cooperation by many different land management agencies and organziations for the Snake River Project. Learn how noxious weeds effect hunting, fishing, wildlife, visitors, and landowners. Also learn some of the myths and facts associated with noxious weeds. Snake River Project