Northwoods Cooperative Weed Management Area
Northwoods Cooperative Weed Management Area

Resources for Right-of-Way Managers

The following resources were distributed to local right-of-way managers during a series of workshops hosted by the NCWMA in the spring 2010 and 2011.  The workshops were attended by county highway departments, town road crews, and utility right-of-way maintenance crews.  For more information, please contact us.

Summary of Chapter NR 40
Two-page summary of Wisconsin's invasive species law, passed in September of 2009.
Summary of Chapter NR 40.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [81.5 KB]
Summary of Best Management Practices (BMP) for ROWs
Two-page summary of BMP's for transportation and utility rights-of-way, organized into four categories: soil disturbance, vegetation management, transporting materials, and revegetation.
Summary of BMPs for ROWs.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [67.4 KB]
Mowing Guidance for Northern WI
Chart listing common invasive plants in northern Wisconsin, the best time to mow in order to control these plants, and when to avoid mowing in order to prevent spreading seeds.
Mowing Guidance for Northern WI.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [43.8 KB]
Suggested Seed Mixes for ROWs
Lists species to use for seeding that are not invasive, adapted to northern climates, available in northern Wisconsin, and generally affordable. Also lists invasive species that are found in some see
Seed Mix Info for ROWs.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [91.5 KB]
Instructions for using the online invasive species mapping website
See where invasive species have already been found in your area during past surveys conducted by the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (includes information collected by agencies as well
GLIFWC map site instructions.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [157.7 KB]
PPT: Roadside Invasive Plant Inventory and Control Project
See a powerpoint presentation about our project in 2011-12 to help towns inventory and control invasive plants on their roadsides. The project was funded by the Chequamegon National Forest Resource Ad
NCWMA RAC Project 2011-12.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [694.9 KB]

A Field Guide to Terrestrial Invasive Plants in Wisconsin

Online version of the new Wisconsin pocket guide to terrestrial invasive plants.  Includes information on NR 40 classifications, plant biology, and control methods. 

Roadside Invasive Plant Management Plans done by the NCWMA:

Bayfield County
Management Plan for Bayfield County FINA[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.5 MB]
Price County
Management Plan for Price County FINAL.p[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.5 MB]
Town of Bayview
Management Plan for Bayview_FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.5 MB]
Town of Draper
Management Plan for Draper_FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]
Town of Gordon
Management Plan for Gordon_FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.4 MB]
Town of Grand View
Management Plan for Grandview FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.4 MB]
Town of Keystone
Management Plan for Keystone FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]
Town of Lincoln
Management Plan for Lincoln_FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [960.0 KB]
Town of Marengo
Management Plan for Marengo_FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.3 MB]
Town of Washburn
Management Plan for Washburn FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.5 MB]
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