Saturday, 03 June 2017

Pulling Together

Many hands make light work. When it comes to getting rid of invasive plants like Garlic mustard, Phragmites and Japanese knotweed working together as a community can be the only effective way to get control of an otherwise retractable problem.

Across Wisconsin and the midwest public land managers, right-of-way supervisors and private landowners are coming together to form Cooperative Weed Management Associations (CWMAs). These groups identify and prioritize invasive species, create management plans and execute those plans to reduce noxious weed populations and improve the landscape for everyone. 

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced the 2017 Pulling Together Initiative Request For Proposals. The Pulling Together Initiative is now accepting applications for competitive funding. Details about this funding opportunity are provided in the Request For Proposals, and additional program information can be viewed at The process includes a pre-proposal stage; the pre-proposal submission deadline is July 12, 2017.

The Pulling Together Initiative program is inviting applications for competitive grant funding to promote the conservation of natural habitats by preventing, managing or eradicating invasive and noxious plant species. In 2017, the program will award grants to develop or advance Cooperative Weed Management Areas (CWMAs) and Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs).

Eligible applicants include non-profit 501(c) organizations, federal, state, tribal, local, and municipal government agencies, and educational institutions. Approximately $850,000 is available in 2017 and grant requests may be up to $100,000.

If you are interested in finding out more, you can join a webinar on Monday, June 12 at 12 PM Eastern Time/11 AM Central Time to learn about the 2017 grant funding opportunity through the Pulling Together Initiative. You will learn about funding priorities and the application process, receive tips for submitting competitive proposals, and have the opportunity to ask questions. The webinar will last approximately 30 minutes. Please register at:

If you have any questions, please contact:

Caroline Oswald
Senior Manager
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Central Regional Office
8011 34th Avenue South, Suite 242
Bloomington, MN 55425
612-564-7253 |



March 2016

Thursday, 03 March 2016

Weed Management

These organizations specialize in guarding our land and water from invasive plants, animals and diseases.



Adirondacks Park Invasive Plant Program(NY)
Appalachian Ohio Weed Control Partnership (OH)

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Bayfield Regional Conservancy (WI)
Becker County (MN) CWMA
Blue Mounds (WI) Area Project
Brown County (WI) Invasive Plant Group


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C.A.K.E Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (MI)
Capital – Mohawk Partnership for (NY) Regional Invasive Species Management
Carlton County (MN) CWMA
Catskill Regional (NY) Invasive Species Partnership
Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health – U of Georgia
Central Minnesota CWMA
Central Upper Peninsula CWMA
Clay County CWMA
Clearwater County (MN) Weed Task Force
Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils
Coastal (NH) Watershed Invasive Plant Partnership
Cook County (MN) Aquatics Invasives Team
Cook County (MN) Invasives Team
Crooked River CWMA (OH)

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Detroit River Western Lake Erie (MI) CWMA
Door County (WI) Invasive Species Team

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Eastern Mahnomen County Weed Management Area CWMA (MN)
Eastern Upper Peninsula (MI) CWMA
Eight Mile River (CT) Invasive Species Management Area

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Finger Lakes (NY) PRISM
Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council

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Georgia Prescribed Fire Council
Greater Sauk County (WI) Invasive Plant Team

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Hawkeye CWMA (IA)
Headwaters Invasive Plant Partnership (IL)

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Indiana Costal CWMA
Invasive Plant Association of Wisconsin

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Juiata CWMA (PA)

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Kandiyohi-Stearns (MN) CWMA
Kenebec County (ME) CISMA
Kenabec County (ME) Weed Management Area Partnership
Keweenaw Invasive Species Management Area (MI)

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Lake County (MN) Invasives Team
Lake Erie (OH) CWMA
Lake Erie (PA) CWMA
Lakeshore (WI) Invasive Species Management Area
Long Island PRISM
Lower Chippewa Invasives Partnership (WI)
Lower Hudson (NY) PRISM

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Mahaska County Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management (IA)
Michigan Invasive Species Coalition
Midwest Invasive Plant Network
Monroe County Invasive Plant Team (WI)

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National Invasive Species Council

New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team
New River Gorge CWPMA (WV)
Norman County CWMA (MN)
North Central (WI) Conservancy Trust
North Central (MI) CWMA
North Central Weed Science Society
North Country CISMA
Northeast Illinois Invasive Plant Partnership
Northeast Iowa CWMA
Northeast Michigan CWMA
Northern Illinois Invasive Plant Partnership
Northern Indiana Invasives Management
Northwest Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management
Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network
Northwoods Cooperative Weed Management Area

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Oak Openings Region CWMA
Ottauquechee Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (OCISMA)

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PCA Alien Plant Working Group
Potomac Highlands Cooperative Weed & Pest Management Area
Pope-Swift (MN) CWMA

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Ramsey County (MN) CWMA
Red Lake (MN) Cooperative Weed Management Program
Rice County (MN) CWMA
River to River CWMA

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Saginaw Bay CWMA
St. Croix Red Cedar CWMA (WI)
St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario (NY) PRISM
St. Louis County (MN) CWMA
Scott (MN) CWMA
Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council (WA)
Sinnemahoning Invasive Plant Management Area
South Laurel Highlands Plant and Pest Management Partnership
Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium
Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management
Southwest Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium
Steele County (MN) Invasive Species Management Area
Stewardship Network, The
Stewardship Network, The – Grand Raisin Cluster
Stewardship Network, The – Headwaters Cluster
Stewardship Network, The – Huron Arbor Cluster
Stewardship Network, The – Lakeplain Cluster
Stewardship Network, The – Mid-Michigan Cluster
Stewardship Network, The – Northern Indiana Cluster
Stewardship Network, The Raisin Cluster
Stewardship Network, The – Southwest Corner Cluster
Stewardship Network, The – Three Counties Cluster
Stewardship Network, The – West Michigan Cluster
Stewardship Network, The – Western Lake Erie Cluster
Sudbury-Assabet-Concord River (MA) Watershed CISMA

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Thief River (MN) Watershed CWMA
Timberland Invasives Partnership
Tionesta (PA) Watershed Japanese Knotweed Treatment

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Upper Chippewa Invasive Species Cooperative
Upper Connecticut (VT/NH) CISMA
Upper White River (VT) CWMA

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Wadena County (MN) Cooperative Weed Management Project
Wabasha County CWMA
Washington County/St.Croix River CWMA
West Central Indiana CWMA
West Central Wisconsin Invasive Plant Management Area
Western New York PRISM
Western Peninsula Invasives Coalition – Michigan Invasive Species Coalition
Westfield (MA) Invasive Species Partnership
White Mountain (NH) Early Detection Network
Wild Rivers Invasive Species Coalition (WI)
Wisconsin Headwaters Invasives Partnership
Wright Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA)

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