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Invasive Plants

Invasive plants threaten forested lands and can spread to other areas if left untreated. The Forestry Division works closely with the New Mexico Department of Agriculture and other partners across the state to limit the spread of invasives and manage populations to improve wildlife habitat and protect natural resources.

The Forestry Division Invasive Plant Program (IPP) provides grants to high priority projects that apply integrated management practices, leverage effective partnerships, and monitor results. To qualify for a grant, projects must address the eradication of plant species on the New Mexico Noxious Weed List. Eligible applicants are non-federal governmental entities, including tribes (as long as other federal money is not involved). Applicants shall be required to provide 1:1 matching funds.

Successful projects typically include several cooperating landowners and include the following components:

  • Prevention and early detection
  • Inventory and mapping
  • Planning and coordination
  • Integrated weed management
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Public awareness and education


Applying for Invasive Plants Grants

The Forestry Division accepts IPP applications year-round. Applications are batch-reviewed periodically according to available funds and program demand.

To submit a proposal, complete the IPP Grant Application Form and email it to Ash Taylor, Invasive Plant Program Coordinator, at .

The batching is expected to occur in February 2023. Interested applicants should submit an application by February 15, 2023 in order to be considered.

Invasive Weed Management

Troublesome Weeds of New Mexico

NMSU College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, NM Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Land Management and EMNRD Forestry, published in part with grant funds from USDA Forest Service.

Invasive Plants Program Application (updated 2/3/23)

Memo: New Mexico Noxious Weed List Update

Criteria for Invasive Species

New Mexico Forestry Division Subrecipient Guide

New Mexico Noxious Weed List 2020


Brush and Weed Control on New Mexico Ranges