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Author(s):Beck, K. George
Author Affiliation:Professor, Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO
Title:Regional partnerships to promote invasive weed management
Section:Invasive weeds
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Meeting Info.:Columbus, OH: December 14-16, 1999
Source:Proceedings of the North Central Weed Science Society. Vol. 55, December 2000, p. 105-106.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Champaign, IL: North Central Weed Science Society
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Invasive weeds; Weed control
Abstract/Contents:"Creating partnerships is critically important if we are to succeed in the battle against invasive plants. While national partnerships have helped to create popular support for the issue of invasive species, the driving force to accomplish goals lies with local and regional partnerships. Regional partnerships, such as the Intermountain Noxious Weed Advisory Council (INWAC), should be comprised of representatives from diverse groups to foster broad public support, which is absolutely necessary. Broad public support is best achieved by showing how the environmental effects of weeds negatively influence local and regional economics. Diverse groups are best suited to take this information back to those they represent. The first step in forming regional partnership is to identify the stakeholders and assemble at a meeting. Those attempting to intitate the partnership should lead at first, but officers should be elected and Roberts Rules of Order should be followed. There must be definitive committee structure if the partnership is to succeed. All the partners should develop an action plan that outlines the steps necessary to achieve collectively identified goals. The role(s) of each partner to achieve these goals should be clearly identified. The partnership workload should be delegated so all parties stay involved and delegated assignments must have deadlines. Do as much of the partnership's business as possible via email, fax, conference calls, or regular mail to control travel expenses and retain partners. Remain organized and maintain the committee structure to keep all the partners involved as personnel changes occur. Above all, be consistent and persistent. The problem of invasive plants only will be solved through a concerted effort and regional partnerships are the engines that propel us to solutions."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Beck, K. G. 2000. Regional partnerships to promote invasive weed management. Proc. North Cent. Weed Sci. Soc. 55:p. 105-106.
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