Recognizing the need to raise awareness and assist landowners and county weed supervisors Southwest Weed Management Area was initially formed under the Southwest RC&D in the early 2000’s. Activities were primarily focused on the Republican River from the Colorado/Nebraska state line to Cambridge, NE. Southwest Weed Management Area was restructured in 2018 and the organization name changed to Southwest Weed Management with a purpose to expand the scope of work beyond the Republican River into the seven counties serviced. Southwest Weed Management includes the counties of Chase, Dundy, Frontier, Hayes, Hitchcock, Perkins and Red Willow.
Southwest Weed Management’s mission is to restore and improve native habitat and water quality by controlling noxious, non-desirable and invasive vegetation within the seven county SWWM area through partnerships with landowners, local, state and federal agencies and organizations.