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Crooked River Cooperative Weed Management Area
Affiliated Counties or Partnership
Crook,Jefferson, Deschutes 
Crooked River WMA
 
Contact
Berta Youtie, Coordinator
498 SE Lynn Blvd, Prineville, OR 97754
Phone:  541-447-6228
Email: Berta.Youtie@oregonstate.edu
 
The following questions were answered by cooperators as part of an Oregon CWMA survey project in 2009.
 
CWMA Mission
 
The Crooked River Weed Management Area creates public and private partnerships to manage noxious weed populations in the watershed through education, prevention, inventory, control and restoration.  
 
 
 
List the Cooperators involved in your CWMA.  
  • Ochoco National Forest
  • Oregon Department of Agriculture
  • Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Oregon Department of Transportation
  • OSU Crook County Extension
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Many Local Landowners
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • Bureau of Land Management-Prineville District
  • Crook-Wheeler County Farm Bureau
  • Crook County SWCD
  • Crook County Stockgrowers
  • Crook County Weed Control & GIS Depts.
  • Crooked River Watershed Council
 
What makes the structure of your CWMA successful? 
  • Relationships with landowners and agencies
  • Being housed in the Crook County Extension Office
  • Close work with County GIS Dept. creating maps and storing noxious weed data.
 
What is the highest priority species in your area?
  • Russian knapweed
  • Whitetop
  • Scotch thistle
  • Spotted knapweed
  • Medusahead rye
 
Describe your most valuable outreach/education tool.
  • Providing landowners with weed maps.
 
What are some of your most successful on the ground accomplishments?
  • Mapping noxious weeds on individual ranches and providing landowners with weed maps.
  • Getting ranchers to work together on weed control.
 
List your highest priority on the ground projects and why they are high priority.
  • Scotch thistle in Powell Butte - Worst outbreak in County. If we loose it here we will not be able to control.
  • Spotted knapweed on McKay and Allen Creeks - worst population in County. Steelhead reintroduction is coming.
  • Leafy spurge on the Crooked River - Steelhead reintroduction soon.
  • Jointed goatgrass at the Ochoco overlook and Industrial area - only location in County.
  • Mediterranean sage in Bear Creek - small enough population to control.
 
What would you say is your CWMA's largest obstacle in the way of achieving your mission? 
  • Funding
  • Reaching absentee landowners
  • Time
 
 
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