Western Oregon University Sponsored Research Office
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Eastern Oregon Noxious Weed Projects
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the Eastern Oregon Noxious Weed Projects grant program. Wild and scenic river corridors are popular recreation areas and support a wide array of threatened, endangered, and sensitive plant, animal, and fish species. In recent years, invasive exotic plant species (noxious weeds) have been on the increase in the river corridors, their tributaries, and associated federal and non-federal lands. Preventing, monitoring, and controlling the spread of noxious weeds is vital to the protection and conservation of native plants and animals inhabiting these wild and scenic river corridors as well as to the preservation of these lands' inherent natural beauty. This project focuses on weed control efforts on these lands by implementing coordinated detection and treatment projects including biological control, surveying and inventorying, and preventing and/or limiting the spread and impact of noxious weeds which compete with, and displace, desirable native domestic plant species.