About Anchorage CWMA
Why form a CWMA?
Formed in 2007, the Anchorage Cooperative Weed Management Area (ANC-CWMA) is a joint effort of government agencies, non-profit groups, and private citizens who have come together to fight the spread of non-native invasive weeds in the Anchorage area. Charter members, who signed a Memorandum of Understanding in June 2008 to share information and resources, are:
Weeds don't recognize land ownership boundaries. A CWMA enables all interested parties to come together across those boundaries. Under a CWMA, local citizens and land managers work together to identify common needs, priorities, and goals and to pool information and resources. CWMAs have cropped up all over the United States and are generally more successful in stopping the spread of invasive weeds than individual stakeholders working alone.