Koochiching County Cooperative Weed Management Area (KCCWMA) Mission

Work together to mitigate, prevent and eradicate invasive terrestrial species in Koochiching County.

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The Koochiching County Cooperative Weed Management Area (KCCWMA) is comprised of state  and federal agencies, municipalities, tribes, nonprofits, community organizations, and individuals who have come together to combat invasive species in the county. Invasive species can have devastating impacts on native plant communities, fish and wildlife habitat,agricultural yields, recreational and subsistence opportunities, local economy and the services healthy ecosystems provide.

KCCWMA Partners

  • Bois Forte
  • Voyageurs National Park
  • DNR Division of Forestry
  • DNR Division of Wildlife
  • Koochiching County Highway Department
  • Koochiching County Land and Forestry
  • Koochiching Soil & Water Conservation District
  • MN DOT District 1, Duluth/Virginia
  • MN Dot District 2, Bemidji
  • City of Ranier

James Aasen

Forest Resource Specialist

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