Forest Officials Invite Public to Discuss Invasive Plants Management

By Beacon Staff

Nearly 30 species of invasive plants or weeds can be found on the Flathead National Forest, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

Each year forest employees strategize when and where to put its resources in the fight against these invaders. The tools used to kill the weeds are constantly changing as botanists consider everything from plant sniffing dogs to plant eating insects, according to forest officials.

Forest Botanist Chantelle Delay and others invite residents to discuss the ongoing efforts and have breakfast at the Perkins Restaurant, 1390 U.S. 2, Evergreen. The “Flathead Forest Breakfast Chat” starts at 7 a.m. on Friday, Sept.20.

Every other month, the Forest Service coordinates no-host breakfast meetings at a local restaurant with the goal of sharing good food, great company, and a little information about what’s happening on our National Forest.

“We hope the event will be a great way to discuss public land management opportunities and challenges that are important to us all,” Public Affairs Officer Wade Muehlhof said.

RSVP to ewmuehlhof@fs.fed.us or (406) 758-5252.

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