Guidelines for Coordinated Management of Noxious Weeds: 
Development of Weed Management Areas

Cover  
Table of Contents  
Section I Introduction & Acknowledgments 1
Section II Purpose and Organization of Weed Management Areas 5
Purpose of Weed Management Area 5
How to Organize a Weed Management Area 7
Section III Awareness, Education, and Training 11
Awareness and Education Objectives 12
Training Objectives 13
Section IV Prevention and Early Detection 15
Early Detection and Eradication Requirements 15
Prevention Requirements 16
Fire Suppression & Site Rehabilitation Plans 18
Section V Weed Survey & Mapping 21
Survey Field Methods 21
Mapping Procedures 23
Infestation Delineation 24
Section VI Integrated Weed Management 29
Integrated Weed Management Programs 29
Integrated Weed Control Techniques 30
Section VII Monitoring and Evaluation 35
Monitoring 35
Evaluation 36
Section VIII Reporting 39
Reporting Procedures 39
Discussion 40
Section IX Management Plan / Annual Operating Plan 41
Guidelines for Management Plan 41
Guidelines for Annual Operating Plan 43
Section X Glossary and Abbreviations 45
Appendix 1 Sample Contracts, Agreements and Memorandums of Understanding 51
Professional Personal Services Contract 51
Disturbed Site Rehabilitation Contract 56
Closure Order 57
Inter-Agency Quarantine Agreement 58
County Weed Control Plan 61
Weed Management Cooperative Agreement 62
Source of Material Contract 65
Cooperative Agreement Between Landowners in a WMA 66
Invitation to Bid 69
Contractor Agreement 70
Bid Form 72
Pesticide Application Contract 73
Contract Requirements - Specifications 77
Appendix 2 State Noxious Weed Laws, Regulations and Policies 83
Appendix 3 Federal Noxious Weed Laws, Lists, Regulations and Policies 93
Federal Agency Contacts 93
Federal Noxious Weed Act 103
Federal Agency Policies 104
Appendix 4 Regional Weed Free Forage Certification Standards 113
Appendix 5 Guidelines for a Public Meeting 123
Checklist for Setting up a Public Meeting 125
Meeting Preparation Form 126
Public Meeting Agenda 128
Appendix 6 Noxious Weed Information Questionnaire 129
Appendix 7 Reporting Forms 131
Appendix 8 Monitoring Techniques 135
Noxious Weed Photopoint 140
Photograph Narrative 141
Appendix 9 Noxious Weed Data Bases 143
Appendix 10 Site Assessment Worksheet 147
Appendix 11 Guidelines for a Management Plan and an Annual Operating Plan 151
Appendix 12 Guidelines for a Safety Plan 163
Appendix 13 List of Weed Names and Codes 171
Appendix 14 List of Information and Resources 225
Appendix 15 Funding Sources 227
Some graphics in this document from “Selected Weeds of the United States,” Agriculture Handbook No. 366, March 1970. Drawings by Regina O. Hughes.