The Healthy Habitat Program is designed to assist owners of private and public lands adjacent to the river corridor in achieving resource management goals that promote sustainable plant communities for wildlife and livestock.
Valuable range and wildlands within and adjacent to the Smith River corridor are infested with multiple populations of persistent and highly invasive plant species. Since 2003, SRHP has helped private and public landowners treat thousands of acres, reducing infestations by more than 50%. We will continue to suppress and contain invasive plant populations in these areas through the following efforts:
- Facilitating landowner cooperation and resource sharing through Cooperative Weed Management Area planning
- Providing in-kind and financial assistance to public and private land owners for weed treatment and assessments
- Facilitating biological control collection, release, and population monitoring