Agreements: To cooperatively manage noxious weed species by preventing their introduction across the states, provide leadership in policy matters, support regional and national initiatives and projects, and engage federal agencies on noxious weed matters, the SWCA strives to:
- Develop and maintain an informal Early Detection, Rapid Response multi-state framework.
- Work with the federal land managers to enhance communication and share information about noxious weeds across jurisdictional and state boundaries in order to develop a coordinated regional response to noxious weed invasions.
- Serve as clearinghouse for identifying, researching, and providing options to address noxious weed issues and deliver responses to the appropriate agency.
- Cultivate, sustain, and support regional initiatives and projects that will contribute to effective regional noxious weed management.
- Provide and maintain a forum for discussion of state-federal noxious weed issues, (e.g., Western Weed Coordinating Committee, or WWCC), and continue encouraging broad representation at such forums.
- Designate a representative(s) from each state to participate in scheduled meetings of the SWCA. An annual meeting and other in-person or remote meetings shall be held as necessary to further the objectives.