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Upper Willamette Cooperative Weed Management Area
Affiliated Counties or Partnership
Eastern Lane, Linn
Northwest Weed Management Partnership
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Upper Willamette CWMA
Tania Siemens, Lead Contact
2055 Grant Street, Eugene OR 97405
Phone: 541-914-0701
Email: tania.siemens@oregonstate.edu
The following questions were answered by cooperators as part of an Oregon CWMA survey project in 2009.
CWMA Mission
The Upper Willamette CWMA exists to create and support collaborative weed management among land managers and owners within its area. It promotes weed education/outreach, weed inventory/prevention, and control activities.
List the Cooperators involved in your CWMA.
Current CWMA participants include: Bonneville Power Administration; City of Eugene; Willamette National Forest; Linn Soil and Water Conservation District; East Lane Soil and Water Conservation District; Calapooia Watershed Council; McKenzie Watershed Council; Oregon Department of Transportation; Oregon Department of Agriculture; United States Army Corps of Engineers; Bureau of Land Management - Salem District; Bureau of Land Management - Eugene District; Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development, Inc.; Long Tom Watershed Council; Benton County Department of Public Works; Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council; Marys River Watershed Council; Lane County Public Works; Mohawk Watershed Partnership; Willamalane Park and Recreation District; Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife; Noah’s Nibblers, LLC; McKenzie River Trust; Umpqua National Forest; OSU College of Forestry; Integrated Resource Management; Oregon Department of Forestry.
What is the highest priority species in your area?
False Brome

Describe your most valuable outreach/education tool.
Field visits and tours!
What are your most successful on the ground accomplishments?
Various watershed wide knotweed and false brome projects involving multiple agencies.
List your highest priority on the ground projects and why they are high priority.
Japanese knotweed and false brome due to their propensity to form monocultures; this is severely detrimental to fish and wildlife habitat.
What would you say is your CWMA's largest obstacle in the way of achieving your mission?
Lack of long term funding prevents ongoing monitoring and follow up needed to successfully see a project through.
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