Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Chris Mascari
MIssoula County Weed Prevention Coordinator 

Launching the battle against fragrant water-lily


December 3, 2020

Missoula County Weed District 2020

Treatment and monitoring plots are set up by Chris Mascari on Black Lake in support of Missoula County Weed District's ongoing research efforts to monitor herbicide efficacy on FWL.

The word on the street in the Seeley-Swan is that the Missoula County Weed District may grab the bull by the horns and implement management tactics to control the prolific aquatic invader. Common sense generally persuades the wise to side-step such audacious gossip; however, the rumors are true and the process has already begun! Of course, in this case, the proverbial bull isn't necessarily a cantankerous 1,200-pound Spanish fighting bull, but rather the alluring perennial aquatic plant species commonly known as fragrant water-lily (Nymphaea odorata).

Gazing out from the shores of Seeley L...

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