South West Invasive Managers (SWIM) formed as a group in 2014 to gather accumulated knowledge and experience of invasive species managers from the southwest corner of Alberta, to discuss existing and emerging shared invasive prevention and management issues, and begin to develop regional strategies. The area of focus includes the mountains, foothills, and fescue grasslands in southwest Alberta, in communication with eastern British Columbia/northern Montana partners.
SWAT Team (Southern Weed Attack Technicians). The weed team for Alberta Parks South Region.
Coordinating the weed program for the Alberta Parks South Region. This guy means business !
Utilizing the Bobcat boom sprayer to control a large patch of Creeping Thistle, St. Mary's Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area.
Volunteers help to collect native plant seed that will be used in restoring damaged habitat
Spot application of herbicide along the roads and the Kootenay Brown Trail
Larinus minutus - a weevil released to help reduce seed production of spotted knapweed
Weeds know no boundaries. South West Alberta Cooperative Weed Management Area Workshop Waterton Park, September 2009. Friends from the U.S.A. help SWACWMA plan their cooperative weed management area.
Weed control continues rain or shine - crews from all the partner staff pulling Spotted Knapweed - August 2009
SWACWMA crew tackling several invasive weeds on the Belly River - July 2010
Founders of SWACWMA - Feb 6, 2009 at the (old) MD of PC Admin Building - Council Chambers