Noxious weeds pose a serious economic and environmental threat to Montana. A "noxious weed" is any plant that state and federal authorities designate as a serious threat to agriculture, wildlife and native plant communities.
Noxious weeds and their seeds hitch rides with birds, big game animals, wool pants, horses, livestock, trains, the tires and undersides of automobiles and all-terrain vehicles, flowing water and the wind.
Reducing the spread of noxious weed infestations also protects the quality of Montana's wildlife habitat and the health of the state's fish and wildlife.
FWP encourages hunters and others to: