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Mid Coast Cooperative Weed Management Area
Affiliated Counties or Partnership
Western Lane and Lincoln
Western Invasives Network

 
Mid-Coast CWMA
 
Contact
Dan Segotta, Lead Contact
1049 SW Pacific Coast Highway, PO#400, Waldport, OR  97394
Phone: 541 902-8526
Email:  dsegotta@fs.fed.us
 
The following questions were answered by cooperators as part of an Oregon CWMA survey project in 2009.
 

CWMA Mission
The Mid-Coast CWMA exists to create and support collaborative weed management among land managers and owners within its area.  It promotes weed education/outreach, weed inventory and prevention, and weed control activities.
 
List the Cooperators involved in your CWMA.
Polk Soil and Water Conservation District; Marion Soil and Water Conservation District; Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District; Marion County Department of Public Works; Glenn/Gibson Creeks Watershed Council; Luckiamute Watershed Council; Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development, Inc; Willamette National Forest; Oregon Department of Transportation; Oregon Department of Forestry; Bureau of Land Management, Salem District; U.S. Corps of Engineers, Willamette Valley Projects, Fern Ridge; Silver Falls State Park; Oregon Department of Agriculture
 
What makes the structure of your CWMA successful?
Multiple agencies work and share information about a wide variety of invasive plant.
 
What is the highest priority species in your area?
Knotweed, false brome, European beach grass, gorse, French broom. 
 
Describe your most valuable outreach/education tool.
Public meetings and field trips/tours.
 
What are some of your most successful on the ground accomplishments?
Clematis vitalba control and restoration near the town of Yachats; European beach grass control to benefit the snowy plover, a T&E species; multiple knotweed control efforts in the Siuslaw basin.
 
List your highest priority on the ground projects and why they are high priority.
European beach grass control to save snowy plover nesting habitat and knotweed control to benefit anadromous fish habitat.
 
What would you say is your CWMA's largest obstacle in the way of achieving your mission?
Adequate long term funding. Year to year funding does not allow for planning and strategic weed removal.