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Wallowa Canyonlands Partnership
Affiliated Counties or Partnership
Wallowa, Southern Asotin, and Eastern Union
 
 
Wallowa Canyonlands Partnership
 
Contact
Mark Porter, Coordinator
200 W North Street, Enterprise OR, 97828
Phone: 541-426-8053
Email:  mark@wallowaresources.org
 
The following questions were answered by cooperators as part of an Oregon CWMA survey project in 2009.
 
CWMA Mission
The Wallowa Canyonlands Partnership (WCP) protects the ecological and economic values of Hells Canyon area along the Imnaha, Lower Grande Ronde and the Snake Rivers from invasion and degradation by noxious weeds using Integrated Weed Management methods. The Program area is in the Southeast corner of Washington and the NE Corner of Oregon.  WCP coordinates high priority weed treatment and restoration across jurisdictional boundaries on public and private lands in the area.  
 
List the Cooperators involved in your CWMA.
  • Multiple Private Landowners
  • Tri-State Cooperative Weed Management Area
  • Tri-County Weed Management Area
  • Bureau of Land Management, Vale District
  • USFS Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
  • USFS Umatilla National Forest
  • Wallowa County Vegetation Department
  • Oregon Department of Agriculture
  • Oregon Division of State Lands
  • Nez Perce Tribe
  • Union County Weed Control
  • Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Asotin County Weed Control
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Oregon Parks and Recreation
 
What makes the structure of your CWMA successful?
Great private landowner support and involvement and excellent agency partners.
 
What is the highest priority species in your area?
Meadow Hawkweed and Rush Skeletonweed.
 
Describe your most valuable outreach/education tool.
Our most valuable tool for outreach and education is visiting landowners or managers on their ground and helping them work weed control and restoration into their management.
 
What are some of your most successful on the ground accomplishments?
  • Early detection and rapid response to high priority weeds - particularly hawkweed and skeletonweed.
  • Using helicopters and Arc Pad to map new weed sites in large rugged landscapes. 
  • Treatments of riparian corridors that engage all landowners.
  • Tracking sites over time using data base, mapping programs, GPS and computer systems. Soon to be in ArcMap!
 
List your highest priority on the ground projects and why they are high priority.
Our riparian corridor treatment projects help stop the spread of weeds and involve all landowners along the Grande Ronde and Imnaha.  They are an excellent and obvious example of cooperative.
 
What would you say is your CWMA's largest obstacle in the way of achieving your mission?
A lack of stable long term funding.
 
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