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ODA accepting proposals for noxious weed grants

The Oregon Department of Agriculture is accepting proposals for the 2022 Priority Noxious Weed Grant. 

Priorities for grants include:

Aquatic or riparian weed control projects that focus on treatment to protect and restore water quality, fish and wildlife habitat and overall watershed health through active partnership building with Soil and Water Conservation District’s, watershed councils, or other state, federal and private land managers.

Early Detection and Rapid Response weed control in area that was impacted by fire that focus on treatment to protect and restore fish and wildlife habitat and overall watershed health through active partnership building with SWCD’s, watershed councils, or other state, federal and private land managers.

New innovative noxious weed control projects, build on existing projects through the development of a cooperative weed management area or other partnerships for more innovative on-the-ground projects.

Counties, local government agencies, tribal governments, and other weed management groups may apply for statewide priority grants to mitigate state-listed noxious weeds. Up to $20,000 is available to purchase equipment needed to complete the project. ODA will grant awards based on the availability of funds. 

Proposals are due no later than 5 p.m. on March 15. Grant awardees will be notified no later than late April. All funded priority noxious weed projects must be completed by June 30, 2023, the end of the grant cycle.

For more information about ODA’s Noxious Weed Grant Program, contact Tristen Berg, Noxious Weed Grant Coordinator, [email protected] or 541-604-6580.

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