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North Coast Cooperative Weed Management Area
Affiliated Counties or Partnership
Tillamook, Pacific (WA), Clatsop, Columbia
Northwest Weed Management Partnership
North Coast CWMA
Glenn Ahrens, Lead Contact
2001 Marine Dr,  Rm 210, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: 503 325-8573
Email:  glenn_ahrens@oregonstate.edu
The following questions were answered by cooperators as part of an Oregon CWMA survey project in 2009.
CWMA Mission
The North Coast Cooperative Weed Management Area (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.
Current CWMA Partners include:  Clatsop Soil and Water Conservation District; Columbia Soil and Water Conservation District; Tillamook Soil and Water Conservation District; Lower Columbia River Watershed Council; Tillamook Coastal Watershed Resource Center; The Nature Conservancy; Oregon Department of Agriculture; Oregon Department of Transportation; Oregon State University Extension Service, Clatsop County; Oregon State University Extension Service, Columbia County; Bureau of Land Management - Salem District; Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development, Inc.; Pacific County Weed Control District; Tillamook Estuaries Partnership; Ft. Stevens State Park; Lower Nehalem Watershed Council; Northwest Oregon Resource Conservation and Development, Inc.; Upper Nehalem Watershed Council; Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership; Scappoose Bay Watershed Council; Oregon Department of Forestry; North Coast Land Conservancy.
What makes the structure of your CWMA successful?
A combination of local, state and federal agencies working together on invasive weed issues allows for the free and open exchange of technical and logistical information.
What is the highest priority species in your area?
Knotweed and purple loosestrife.
Describe your most valuable outreach/education tool.
One on one outreach to landowners along critical watersheds.
What are some of your most successful on the ground accomplishments?
Watershed wide knotweed projects on streams important to anadromous fish; protection of wetlands to ensure nesting habitat.
List your highest priority on the ground projects and why they are high priority.
Purple loosestrife control in and adjacent to Columbia River Estuary in order to protect/restore nesting habitat; knotweed control in riparian areas ensures long term availability of large woody debris for salmonids. 

What would you say is your CWMA's largest obstacle in the way of achieving your mission?
Lack of predictable long term funding does not allow for planning or effective monitoring.
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