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Jordan Valley Cooperative Weed Management Area
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Malheur 
Jordan Valley CWMA
 
Contact
Eric Morrison, Coordinator
PO Box 43, Jordan Valley, OR 97910
Phone:  541-586-3000
Email:  jvcwma@qwestoffice.net
 
The following questions were answered by cooperators as part of an Oregon CWMA survey project in 2009.
 
CWMA Mission
The Jordan Valley CWMA has brought together those responsible for weed management within the CWMA, developed common management objectives, set realistic management priorities, facilitated effective treatment methods, and coordinated efforts along logical geographic boundaries with similar land types, use patterns, and problem species.  The CWMA has also provided educational opportunities to the general public as well as to local landowners raising their awareness of the problems associated with noxious and invasive weeds.
 
List the Cooperators involved in your CWMA.
Owyhee Watershed Council
The Nature Conservancy
Owyhee Cattleman's Heritage Foundation
Malheur County Weed Board
Owyhee County Weed Department
Malheur County, Oregon
Owyhee County, Idaho
Oregon Department of Agriculture
Idaho State Department of Agriculture
Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
Oregon Department of Transportation
Bureau of Land Management - Idaho
Bureau of Land Management - Oregon
Owyhee Sage Grouse Local Working Group
Idaho Grazing Board
The City of Jordan Valley
 
What makes the structure of your CWMA successful?
The level of involvement of the ranching community. 
The ability of the landowners to work with the agency people.
 
What is the highest priority species in your area?
Leafy spurge and Perennial pepperweed
 
Describe your most valuable outreach/education tool?
Education is a major thrust of the Jordan Valley CWMA.  Monthly meeting announcements are used as an educational tool as well as meeting notice. 
Winter Weed Seminar - Bringing in speakers to discuss current topics in weed control and management.
 
What are some of your most successful on the ground accomplishments?
Decreasing Scotch thistle infestation in the Lone Tree and Brace Flats areas. Aerial mapping of Leafy spurge in remote rough areas and there subsequent treatment.
 
List your highest priority on the ground projects and why they are high priority.
Leafy spurge on Jordan Creek and tributaries:  Jordan Creek flows from Idaho into Oregon.  The largest infestations of leafy spurge are on public and private lands on or adjacent to Jordan Creek. 
 
What would you say is your CWMA's largest obstacle in the way of achieving your mission?
Finding the funding to cover rent on an office, pay utilities and the wages of the Weed Coordinator.
 
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