Highlands Cooperative Weed Management Area

The Highlands Cooperative Weed Management Area was developed to facilitate effective treatment and coordinate noxious weed control efforts. The Highlands CWMA has developed common management objectives, set realistic management priorities, and identified priority weed species.

The goals of the Highlands CWMA are to: Prevent the introduction, reproduction and spread of noxious weeds and invasive exotic plants; Reduce the extent and density of established noxious weeds to levels that are acceptable; Implement the most economical and effective control methods for target weeds; Implement an integrated management system using appropriate methods of treatment and control; Educate the public as to the importance of proper weed management and get the needed media coverage to show what is being done.

The area covered by this Agreement includes Bear Lake, Caribou, and a portion of Bonneville Counties, Lincoln County, Wyoming and Rich County, Utah.

The major weeds of importance in the area include Dyers woad, Leafy spurge, Perennial pepperweed, and Yellow toadflax. Other noxious weeds such as Canada and musk thistle as well as hoary cress also receive attention. Major efforts are being made to control these weeds each year. In addition, reconnaissance for new invaders is done at every weed control activity. With the additional weeds added to the Idaho Noxious weed list the highlands CWMA has also focused on weeds such as hound’s tongue and salt cedar.

Weed Superintendents

  • Caribou County
    • Scott Shuler           
    • ccweedcontrol@gmail.com
    • PO Box 775           
    • Soda Springs, Idaho 83276     
    • Office Phone: 208-251-6425       
    • Cell: 208-251-6425
  • Bonneville County             
    • Jeffrey Pettingill, Executive Board Alternate      
    • pettingill@co.bonneville.id.us
    • 605 N. Capital Ave.
    • Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402
    • Office Phone: 208-529-1397       
    • Fax: 208-529-1398       
    • Cell: 208-589-9920

County Contact Information

  • Bear Lake County Extension Office
  • Caribou County Extension Office
  • Bonneville County Extension Office


Contact Highlands Cooperative Weed Management Area

Todd Transtrum
Bear Lake Weed Superintendent
22950 US Hwy 30
Montpelier, Idaho  83254
Phone: 208-847-0098
Cell Phone: 208-221-0305
Fax: 208-847-2711


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Bear Lake County, Idaho
  • Bonneville County, Idaho
  • Caribou County, Idaho
  • Rich County, Utah
  • Lincoln County, Wyoming

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1 Introductory article was found for Highlands Cooperative Weed Management Area

pdf Highlands Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 End of Year Report