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Our Background

The Central and Eastern Montana Invasive Species Team (CEMIST) is a predominately voluntary group that collaborates with local, regional, state, and federal organizations to address invasive species issues. CEMIST focuses on an underserved area and is comprised of representatives from various organizations, including Conservation Districts, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP), Montana State University (MSU) Extension, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Montana Department of Agriculture, watershed groups, and Montana Invasive Species Council (MISC) members. Through education, outreach, and advocacy, CEMIST leverages the work of all these partners to combat invasive species.


Protect and preserve the economy and natural resources in Central and Eastern Montana from current and future invasive species threats.


Our mission is to leverage the invasive species prevention work of our state and local partners through education, outreach, advocacy and rural connections.

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​CEMIST believes that operating with value-integrity is crucial to successfully fulfilling our mission.

Collaboration - We value collaboration and a team approach to work resulting in unified efforts and a larger impact in the area of invasive species mitigation.

Responsible - We value being responsible in all we do, ensuring reliable data-driven information, strong partnerships, and a reputation of doing what we say we are going to do or trustworthiness.

Transparency - We value transparency, being open and honest regarding what we do, how we do it, and the management of our finances.

CEMIST Priority Invasive Species

CEMIST Photo Gallery

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