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Cooperative Weed Management Areas

The BWSR Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) Program was initiated in 2008 to support the development of new CWMAs and support existing CWMAs.  Cooperative Weed Management Areas are partnerships of federal, state and local government agencies along with tribes, individual landowners and various other interested groups that manage noxious weeds or invasive plants in a defined area. Information about setting up a CWMA can be found in the “CWMA Cookbook: A Recipe for Success” at

Q & A about CWMAs

CWMA FY16-17 Technical Assistance Option Request (posted March 17, 2016)  - This policy allows for flexibility with technical assistance funding amounts for the program.

Applicant Eligibility

As this is a State Cost-Share Program, SWCDs are the eligible grant applicants for this program grant. Other organizations may consider applying in partnership with SWCDs to help develop and run the Cooperative Weed Management Area.

Goals of this program include:

Minnesota Cooperative Weed Management Areas

For additional questions email or call:

Dan Shaw, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources

Phone No: 651-296-0644


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Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources

520 Lafayette Road North, St. Paul, MN 55155 | (651) 296-3767 | Fax (651) 297-5615 | TTY (800) 627-3529

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