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UTAH WEED SUPERVISORS ASSOCIATION

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  • FFA Tackles Spotted Knapweed

    Fall Feature:  FFA Tackles Spotted Knapweed for Ag. Issues By: Jolene Christensen and Amber Mendenhall The South Summit FFA in Kamas, Utah is taking on spotted knapweed i...

    January 24, 2020
  • New Monitoring Specialist

    Invasive Species Mitigation Gets a New Monitoring Specialist The Utah Department of Agriculture (UDAF) has hired a new Vegetation Monitoring Specialist. Brittany Duncan will b...

    January 24, 2020
  • Carol Randall

    Award Recipient 2019 Biocontrol Award: Carol Randall, US Forest Service Carol is a vital part of biocontrol in Utah. Carol facilitates region wide coordination and helps Utah ...

    January 24, 2020
  • Scott Pratt

    Award Recipient 2019 Excellence in Industry: Scott Pratt, Providia Management Group Scott has an entrepreneurial vision. He has continued to innovate in the weed control field...

    January 24, 2020
  • Dagget County

    Award Recipient 2019 Weed Board of the Year: Daggett County The Daggett County Weed Board held regular quarterly meetings and served as an active board through difficult times...

    January 24, 2020
  • Scott Ziedler

    Award Recipient 2019 Outstanding Weed Worker: Scott Ziedler, Utah Division of Forestry Scott participates with the Weber River CWMA to promote healthy, weed free forests in No...

    January 24, 2020

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Projects

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    Washington County Maltese Star-thistle

    ISM Monitoring EDRR 2020 Year 1 Introduction Malta star-thistle (Centaurea melitensis) is a high priority, Class 1A Early Detection Rapid Response (EDRR) species.1 For EDRR species, it is the goal of ...

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    Summit County Sage-Grouse Thistles

    ISM Monitoring 2018-2020 Year 3 Introduction The Summit County Sage-grouse project has the overall goal of improving habitat for sage-grouse and is funded by the Forest Service. One of the ways this p...

  • Causey Knapweed SGMA

    Weber County 2020-2021 Introduction In the summer season of 2020-2021, the USDA Sage Grouse Grant provided for the treatment of approximately 2,258 acres of knapweed, Canada thistle, musk thistle, and...

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    Hardware Ranch Student Biocontrol Program

    Cache County 2020 Introduction Since 2014, the Cache County Vegetation Management crew has involved elementary school students in biocontrol projects at the Hardware Ranch Wildlife Management Area (HR...

  • Piute Conservation

    Project Name: Russian Olive/Tamarisk Control & Removal project Introduction Applicant: Piute Conservation District Project Start Date: July 1, 2019 Funding: STATE-ISM FEDERAL-NRCS TOTAL Grant #1: ...

The primary purpose of this Early Detection, Rapid Response (EDRR) Noxious Weed Alert page is to enable citizens to learn of and/or report new infestations of noxious or invading weeds.

The state of Utah recently updated it's noxious weed list and currently lists a total of 54 weeds. Stay up to date with Utah's noxious weeds.

CWMA

Cooperative Weed Management Areas, commonly referred to as CWMA's, are one of the newest and most effective ways to battle noxious and invading weeds in the United States.

Invasive noxious weeds have been described as a raging biological wildfire – out of control, spreading rapidly, and causing enormous economic losses.

OUR FOCUS AND GOALS

The Utah Weed Supervisors Association, or UWSA, is the organization of Utah’s 29 county weed supervisors as defined in Utah Noxious Weed Act. The UWSA assists county weed boards, cooperative weed management areas, local governments, tribes, and landowners in halting the spread of listed species through partnerships and regulatory actions. The UWSA provides technical expertise and general assistance on noxious weed information and treatment techniques. The UWSA goals are to protect Utah’s natural resources, agriculture, and economy by preventing the introduction of new invasive species and to eradicate, contain, or manage existing invasive species in Utah.

COMMUNICATION

We are committed to being tranparent and having open communication with the general public.

COST SAVINGS

Embracing new technologies and techniques, we focus on trying to save Utah's tax dollars.

PREVENTION

Working with land managers and owners, we strive to prevent the spread of noxious weeds in Utah.

INNOVATION

Striving to create, develop, and implement new products and processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

CONTACT US

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ACTIVE MEMBERS

The Utah Weed Supervisors is made up of 30 local county weed superintendents and state representatives, all coming together to pool resources.

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FUNDED PROJECTS

Through our grant funding program, we are actively looking for projects that we can partner on. Together we can combine reources for better management.

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WEED REPORTS

Utilizing EDDMapS there has been a widespread effort on mapping and reporting noxious weed infestations in Utah. More reporting means more awareness.

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SITE REVISITS

Utilizing EDDMaps Pro we are actively monitoring known infestations to document changes over time. We are making more effective management decions.

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