From the beginning, Natural Biodiversity has believed that more work can get done through expansive partnership efforts. In 2002, we formed the Kiski-Conemaugh Cooperative Weed Management Area. Today, a new cooperative project focuses on the Juniata Watershed.

A Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) is a local partnership of stakeholders who combine resources to manage noxious and invasive weeds across land ownerships using integrated pest management practices and customized approaches in a defined geographic focus area. By combining resources, stakeholders can have a tremendous impact on invasive species in the selected management area.

The Juniata Cooperative Weed Management Area is a joint initiative between Natural Biodiversity and the Juniata Clean Water Partnership to develop a cooperative weed management area for the Juniata Watershed. The aim is to involve local groups in noxious and invasive weed management. The initial stages of this initiative are funded by a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Pulling Together Initiative grant and matching funding from Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, PA DCNR and Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI).

Developed by the Midwest Invasive Plant Network, the Cooperative Weed Management Area Cookbook; A Recipe for Success is available for download at Other resources on CWMAs can be found at

Contact Us and join in our efforts to reduce the impacts of invasive plants.

Click here to download the JCWMA Strategic Management Plan (1.8 MB).
Note: Print quality plan and maps available upon request.

Click here for to download a JCWMA Fact Sheet.

Click here to download the JCWMA Go Native Brochure.

Click here to download the JCWMA General Brochure.

Visit our resources section for our BioBullies Fact Sheets and links to additional resources for the identification and management of invasive plants. Click Here

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