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Purpose
Purpose
1. Heighten Awareness
2. Organize Cooperation
3. Prioritize
4. Need for Additional Resources 
Noxious weeds permanently degrade agricultural lands and the
natural environment. They cause severe production losses, increased
control costs, and can decrease value of farm, range, and forestlands.
They challenge the ability to produce food and fiber, impact and alter
aquatic systems, impede transportation and recreation, affect human
and animal health, and threaten native plant communities. Oregon’s
economic losses from noxious weeds are more then $83 million
annually.
 
The intent of this plan is to provide a framework and overall direction
for coordination of noxious weed management to protect and restore
Oregon’s natural resources. This plan presents the magnitude of the
problem, highlights the importance of current work, and makes
strategic recommendations for building strong, effective, coordinated
programs for the future.

The purpose of this plan is to heighten awareness among Oregon’s
citizens, the legislature, local governments, tribal governments,
conservation organizations, and land managers of the impact of
noxious weeds and the need for effective noxious weed management;
to further organize cooperation; to prioritize noxious weed projects;
and demonstrate the necessity for additional resources to maintain and
further advance noxious weed management.