By Karen Laitala
Powell County Weeds District 

Seeing results from weeds treatment


August 3, 2023


Wildlands mangers and other guests look at the results of the Wildlife Habitat Improvement grant that provided for weed treatment on more than 800 acres in the Blackfoot drainage area.

During the 2017 legislative session, the Montana Wildlife Habitat Improvement Act (WHIP) was passed into law. The act made federal Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration funds available to restore priority wildlife habitats by managing noxious weeds. Priorities for funding include landscape-scale projects lands that are open to public hunting and involve priority wildlife habitats, noxious weed infestations that directly impact habitat functions, broad partnerships involving multiple landowners, and projects that retain or restore native plant communities. The Blackfoot Community Conservati...

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