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Invasive/Noxious Plants

Noxious weed invasions threaten forested lands and can spread to other areas if left untreated. The Forestry Division partners with Cooperative Weed Management Areas (CWMA) to increase local capacity to manage and prevent invasions of noxious weeds. CWMA’s consist of cooperators including Soil and Water Conservation Districts, local, state, and federal agencies. The Forestry Division works closely with the New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) to support the efforts of CWMA’s across the state.

The Forestry Division provides grants to the highest priority projects that apply integrated management practices and demonstrate partnerships and monitoring results. To qualify for a grant, projects must address the eradication of plant species on the New Mexico noxious weed list. The Requests for Proposals (RFP) for this funding is released in the fall and projects are selected by late October.

Projects typically include several cooperating landowners, including private, state, and federal lands 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

**This program is directed to individuals and organizations involved with a CWMA.

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.

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