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Indiana CISMAS

Indiana cismas


Check out CISMAs working in southern Indiana and across the state by browsing the table below.  If you don't see a CISMA listed for your county, try our County Resources Page for other contacts, or contact a member of our Indiana Invasives Initiative to start one! 

WHAT IS A CWMA OR CISMA?

CISMAs were first known as CWMAs, or Cooperative Weed Management Areas.  They first became popular in the western US, but over the past decade have become more widespread in the eastern states, including the Midwest.  Sometimes called Coalitions, Partnerships, or Councils, CISMAs are formed to collectively combat the problem of invasive species spreading across the landscape.  CISMAs can vary greatly in their geographic range, activity level, and focus, and are usually comprised of representatives from various governmental agencies, non-profits, and concerned citizens or citizen groups.  They might cover a single county, or stretch over multiple counties.  CISMAs have been shown to very effectively target invasive species problems by engaging local interests and addressing invasive issues across various land ownerships. 


 CISMAs arranged in geographic order from North to South.  Click on the image to view or download as a pdf.    Note this table only represents the established and new CISMAs shown in the map above, there are several other counties working to create CISMAs in Indiana.  We will try to keep this table up to date, but if you have any corrections or additions please contact Emily Finch at emily@sicim.info.  

CISMAs arranged in geographic order from North to South.  Click on the image to view or download as a pdf.  

Note this table only represents the established and new CISMAs shown in the map above, there are several other counties working to create CISMAs in Indiana.  We will try to keep this table up to date, but if you have any corrections or additions please contact Emily Finch at emily@sicim.info.  

 

Help out new cismas....

Our Invasives Initiative regional specialists are working with several counties that have just formed CISMAs or are working on forming one.  If you live or work in one of these counties, browse the listings below for contact information and other details.

You can help new CISMAs - just take a survey! 

If you live or work in one of the counties below, helping a new CISMA could be as easy as taking an online survey!

Why Community Surveys?

As new groups form some of the first questions are:

  1. Who is already managing invasives in our area?
  2. How can our new CISMA help? or What activities should we focus on?
  3. WHO is willing to help lead our new CISMA or plan CISMA activities? 

Even if you don't know anything about invasives, you can still take the survey (just skip over any questions you don't know).  Just scroll down the page and click on the survey for any county you live or work in.  


Owen County - Sweet Owen woodlands network (SOWN)

Contact:

Owen County SWCD - Andrea Oeding

788 Pottersville Rd, Spencer, IN

andrea-oeding@iaswcd.org; 812-829-2605

 

Click on the link above to take the survey online, or contact the SWCD for a paper survey.  


Orange County

Contact:

Orange County SWCD - Michael Wilhite

573 SE Main St. Paoli, IN; OrangeSWCD.org

Michael.Wilhite@in.nacdnet.net; 812-203-3033

http://orangeswcd.org/orange-county-cisma/

Click on the link above to take the survey online, or contact the SWCD for a paper survey.  


Click on the link above to take the survey online, or contact the SWCD for a paper survey.  

johnson county

Contact:

Johnson County SWCD - Blair Beavers 

550 East Jefferson Street Suite 202 Franklin, IN

blair-beavers@iaswcd.org;  (317) 739-9540 Ext 101


vanderburgh & posey & gibson & Pike & warrick Counties

Contact:

Heather Zengler (SWCD Invasive Technician/CISMA Coordinator)

Heather is the main contact for all five of these SW Indiana counties, but you can also contact your SWCD office for more information.

921 North Park Dr Evansville, IN 47710

heather.zengler@in.nacdnet.net; Phone: 812-423-4426 x3

Click on the images below to take the CISMA surveys for any county you live or work in.  Paper surveys are also available at each county's SWCD office, or by request to Heather Zengler.  

 Contact or stop by the Posey SWCD office for  a paper survey.  1805 Main St, Mt Vernon, IN 47620  812-838-4191, ext. 3

Contact or stop by the Posey SWCD office for  a paper survey.

1805 Main St, Mt Vernon, IN 47620

812-838-4191, ext. 3

 Contact or stop by the Warrick SWCD office for  a paper survey.  1124 S 8th St, Boonville, IN 47601  812-897-2840 ext. 3

Contact or stop by the Warrick SWCD office for  a paper survey.

1124 S 8th St, Boonville, IN 47601

812-897-2840 ext. 3

 Contact or stop by the Vanderburgh SWCD office for a paper survey  921 North Park Dr. Evansville, IN 47710  812-423-4426 ext 3

Contact or stop by the Vanderburgh SWCD office for a paper survey

921 North Park Dr. Evansville, IN 47710

812-423-4426 ext 3

 Contact or stop by the Gibson SWCD office for  a paper survey.  229 S 2nd Ave #3, Princeton, IN 47670  812-385-5033, ext 3

Contact or stop by the Gibson SWCD office for  a paper survey.

229 S 2nd Ave #3, Princeton, IN 47670

812-385-5033, ext 3

 Contact or stop by the Pike SWCD office for a paper survey  2101 E Main St Petersburgh, IN 47567  812-354-6120 ext 3

Contact or stop by the Pike SWCD office for a paper survey

2101 E Main St Petersburgh, IN 47567

812-354-6120 ext 3