Applications for the AGR HB821 INVASIVE WOODY TREE MANAGEMENT 2023 opportunity are due by July 2, 2023.
During the 68th Legislative Session, HB821 passed which appropriated $250,000 from the general fund to the Department of Agriculture for one time only funding for invasive woody tree management.
MDA shall provide grants to the appropriate local entities of Yellowstone, Musselshell, and Stillwater Counties for the purpose of managing and controlling existing infestations of saltcedar, Russian olive, and common buckthorn within these counties. Applicants must work with and apply through an organization, such as a weed district, conservation district, extension office, non-profit, or tribal weed district to be eligible.
Funds can provide wages, supplies, contract work, herbicides, revegetation work. Purchasing chemicals through the state bid is highly recommended. MDA will award applicants with the best opportunity for successfully controlling these species. Funding recommendations will be approved by the Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council mid-July and awarded to successful applicants by August 1, 2023.
Applications are due no later than 11:59 PM on July 2, 2023.
The Noxious Weed Trust Fund cannot be used for:
- Capital improvement projects or purchasing equipment
Contact Jasmine Chaffee at 406-444-3140 for questions about eligibility.