Montana Invasive Species
Invasive species harm our lands, waters and native species.
Buy it where you burn it or gather it on-site. Firewood can harbor pests and disease, and Montana depends on healthy forests.
Always wash and dry your boots, bikes, waders, boats, trailers, and off-road vehicles between uses.
Volunteer in public lands and natural areas.
Some items brought from abroad may contain invasive insects, pathogens, or weed seeds.
Make sure to use noxious weed seed free forage, hay and mulch.
If you spot some, notify your county noxious weed control board or report to EDDMapS West.
Keep your garden free of known invasive plants. Many invasive species introductions come from the ornamental trade.
Aquatic invasive species are often inadvertently spread by boats. Clean, drain and dry every time you use your boat.
Dispose of unwanted pets, aquarium plants and water, and live bait the proper way, and not into waterways. Be a responsible pet owner.