MOJAVE WEED MANAGEMENT AREA (MWMA)
The Mojave WMA continues to be coordinated by the district, which organizes and hosts quarterly meetings and oversees ongoing projects and outreach efforts. The tamarisk beetle (diorhabda) has been confirmed at Afton Canyon and farther east along the Mojave River to as far as the Hinkley bridge in Hinkley. Cal-Ipc has been working tirelessly on assembly bills to provide funding for the Weed Management Areas. Senate Bill 840 appropriated $2 million dollars from the General Fund for Noxious Weeds Management. The California Department of food and Agriculture (CDFA) 2019 Noxious Weed Grant Program had a maximum of twenty-one (21) months with funds not being expended before July 1, 2019 or after March 31, 2021. The Memorandum of Understanding for the MWMA currently has 23 signatories from agencies such as San Bernardino County Dept. of Agriculture, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, California Dept. of Fish and Game, Joshua Tree National Park and Mojave National Preserve, to name a few.