Lemhi County Cooperative Weed Management Areaupdated: June 2015

The Lemhi County Cooperative Weed Management Area (LCWMA) was developed in 2001 to address noxious weed issues affecting Federal, State and private land while erasing property boundaries.

The goal of the Lemhi CWMA is to bring together individuals, agencies and organizations responsible for and interested in invasive plant species to coordinate management activities throughout Lemhi County. The primary purpose of the Lemhi CWMA is to promote efficient and effective integrated weed management. The Lemhi CWMA emphasizes all aspects of integrated weed management, including education, prevention, early detection, inventory, various treatment methods and monitoring.

The Lemhi CWMA lies within the boundaries of Lemhi County with the exception of those portions of Lemhi County within the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, the Birch Creek and Little Lost River drainages.  

Major weeds of concern within the CWMA are broken into two categories consisting of new invaders (currently managed as eradication); Purple loosestrife, Puncturevine, Salt Cedar, Scotch thistle, Perennial pepperweed and established invader (currently managed as control all identified known sites); Rush Skeletonweed and Houndstongue. These weed species have the ability to invade large portions of the CWMA and cause severe economic downfalls in regard to agriculture and the tourism industry, in addition to a degraded ecosystem for the abundant wildlife distribution located within the CWMA.

County Contact Information
Lemhi County Extension Office
Address: 200 Fulton St., Suite 202
Salmon, ID  83467
Phone: (208) 756-2815 ext 284
Fax: (208) 756-6915
Email: lemhi@uidaho.edu
Web Address:  http://extension.uidaho.edu/lemhi/

Contact Lemhi County Cooperative Weed Management Area

Jeremy Varley
Weed Superintendent
200 Fulton St.
Ste 201
Salmon, Idaho  83467
Phone: 208-756-2815
Cell Phone: 208-993-0950
Fax: 208-756-6915


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1 Introductory article was found for Lemhi County Cooperative Weed Management Area

pdf Lemhi County Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 End-of-Year Report