May 25, 2000
Seeley Swan Pathfinder
Seeley Lake, Montana
The Double Arrow Landowners Association announced the receipt of a $2,000 grant from the State Weed Trust to support the control of weeds on the Ranch. Funds from the Ranch's regular budget will match the grant to extend the weed eradication program that is now over ten years old.
The weed control program includes treatment along roadsides and in Commons areas and most recently, assistance to landowners who wish to control weeds on their properties.
The Association's landowners and interested neighbors are being invited to a "Feed & Weed" pancake breakfast to kickoff the next round of the program. The "Feed" part of the occasion will begin at 10 AM this coming Saturday at the Homestead Cabin on the Ranch. A presentation on how to control noxious weeds along roadsides and on individual properties will follow the breakfast. The Association's contractor, Bob Gornick, will be available to talk to landowners and guests about spraying weeds this coming June.
The program will conclude with a presentation on strategies for thinning "noxious trees", i.e., mature lodgepole pine. A representative from the Lubreck Center will be available to discuss different ways to manage properties with extensive stands of lodgepole pine.