2023 MWCA Annual Conference

02/08/2023 07:00 AM - 02/09/2023 03:00 PM MT


  • $300.00  -  Non-Member Registration
  • $225.00  -  Non-Profit/Educational Vendor
  • $375.00  -  Commercial Vendor


Delta Hotel Helena Colonial
2301 Colonial Dr
Helena, MT 59601


MWCA Annual Conference
February 6th – February 9th, 2023
Delta Hotel Helena Colonial


The 2023 MWCA Annual Conference will be held in Helena, MT at Delta Hotel Marriot Helena Colonial. There is a block of rooms setup for the conference under the Montana Weed Control Association or MWCA, the block ends on January 15th, 2023. The cost of rooms with the block will be $167 per night and that will include a breakfast voucher ticket. To book a room call 406-443-2100.


Blocks of rooms at state rate are also reserved at Baymont Hotel (406) 443-1000; LaQuinta Inn (406) 449-4000; Howard Johnson (406) 443-2300; Ramada Inn (406) 442-1770. Block reservations expire 2-3 weeks prior to the conference, please plan accordingly.


To see the Monday and Tuesday activities, view the full agenda HERE.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

7:00 - 8:00 AM                Breakfast, Registration & Packet Pick up - North Foyer Entrance
7:30 AM                           Silent Auction Opens - State Room
                                        50/50 begins *See MWCA Board of Directors* - Executive Room

8:00 – 8:30 AM               Welcome and Opening Ceremony - Executive Room
                                        National Anthem: Claire Volk
                                        Presentation of Flags
8:30 – 8:45AM                Vendor Introductions

8:45 – 11:45 AM             General session - Executive Room

General Session – Success Stories in Montana

8:45 – 9:15 AM

  1. Noxious Weed Education: Has it worked and where do we go from here?

Jane Mangold

9:20 – 9:50 AM

  1. Pull Your Share

Dan Wilkins

9:50 – 10:05 AM

BREAK – North Foyer in vendor room


10:05 – 10:35 AM

  1. Building Resilient Lands: How working with Tribes can improve restoration efforts.

Wendy Velman

10:40 – 11:10 AM

  1. Stillwater Valley Watershed Council


Lindsey Clark

11:15 – 11:45 AM

  1. Montana Task Force Successes

Josh Wagoner

11:45 PM – 1:00 PM       Luncheon & MWCA Business Meeting - Executive Room * Lunch provided*
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM         Corteva Presentation - Jerome Otto
1:30 PM – 1:50 PM         Envu Presentation - Dave Collins

1:50 PM – 2:00 PM                                    Break and Move to Session Rooms

2:00 – 4:45 PM               Break-Out Sessions





Annual Invasive Grasses

Jane Mangold

New Montana Revegetation Guide

Monica Pokorny


Liz Lodman

Pam Schwend

2:00 – 2:25 PM

Where ventenata can and will grow: A case study from Gallatin County


Dr. Lisa Rew


Introduction and First Steps in Revegetation


Noelle Orloff

The ‘Top 10’ Invasive Species and Other Issues on the Minds of Montanans


Liz Lodman &

Bryce Christiaens

2:30 – 2:55 PM

Long-term response of ventenata and other vegetation to indaziflam


Lilly Sencenbaugh

Integrating Herbicides into Revegetation


Jane Mangold

Actions and Perspectives on Protecting Montana’s Trees from Invasive Species


Leigh Greenwood

2:55 – 3:15 PM


3:15 – 3:40 PM

Multi-scale analysis of ventenata control treatments on the Crow Reservation


Zach Fighter

Selecting Species and Designing a Seed Mix


Monica Pokorny

Central Montana’s Aestivating Eastern Heath Snail


Gary Adams

3:45 – 4:10 PM

Managing cheatgrass with conventional and novel approaches


Erin Teichroew

Seeding Success: Preparation, Management and Monitoring


Michelle Majeski

Weeds in the Water and Other Aquatic Invaders


Tom Woolf

4:15 – 4:40 PM

Long-term response of cheatgrass and native plant community to herbicide application in high-elevation sagebrush steppe


Colter Mumford

Rattlesnake Creek Dam Removal: Revegetation and Invasive Species Control in a Major Habitat Restoration Project.


Morgan Valliant

Feral Swine Impacts and the Potential Pig Invasion


Dr. Tahnee Szymanski

5:00 PM                           Bar Opens in Vendor Area for Social Hour - Judicial Room
5:30PM                            Banquet Dinner, Entertainment & Awards- Executive Room
6:00 PM                           Silent Auction Closes * ITEMS MUST BE PAID FOR AND PICKED UP AT THIS TIME *


Thursday, February 9, 2023

8:00AM- 10:00AM            MWCA Listening Session & Roundtable Working Session- Room TBD
10:30AM-3:00PM             Legislature Meeting & Capitol Tour


Cancellations should be directed to Executive Director Kelsey Miller: (406) 925-0708 or mwca@mtweed.org.
Cancellations/Changes and Refunds: Registration fees will be refunded at 25% if cancellation is received after December 25th, 2022, to cover MWCA’s costs. After January 22nd, 2023, NO refunds will be given for cancellations. Substitutions are allowed at no charge. Registered attendees who do not attend the conference but have not submitted a cancellation request will be invoiced for the whole registration fee. No refunds or adjustments to fees will be made for late arrivals, early departures or missed meals. Weather related refunds will only occur if a government agency declares emergency travel only.