Experts in Vegetation Management
Over the last decade, WMA Specialists has worked to restore thousands of acres on private lands, state lands and federal lands using integrated noxious weed management techniques for many of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado’s state listed noxious weeds. These techniques include: herbicide, biological control agents and mechanical controls. We pride our business for being on the forefront of technology in both our equipment and in our offices. We are dedicated to managing undesirable vegetation and we are refined in identifying, mapping, and illustrating areas of concern and areas of treatment. It is our responsibility as stewards of the land to properly and accurately collect data on herbicide treatment locations and where noxious weed infestations affect our native plant communities.
Will graduated from the University of Montana in the spring of 2005. While there he studied at the School of Forestry and received a Bachelors of Science in Natural Resource Conservation and a minor in Wilderness Studies. His curiosity for knowing the names of all the trees and plants on his excursions allowed him to develop a desire to continue his education and become a land manager for government agencies, public and private companies, and private landowners.
Will began his career in vegetation management by securing a position within the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System. Traveling to Wildlife Refuges in Montana, Wyoming and Colorado diversified him within a larger ecosystem but also, refined his knowledge of native plants and noxious weeds. After traveling extensively throughout the west he returned to Missoula, Montana to fill a position as the New Invaders Coordinator with the Missoula County Weed District. During these years he cultivated and honed his skills in the Rocky Mountain West to later become a land manager that facilitates plant diversity and healthy native plant communities. He began his business, WMA Noxious Weed/Range Specialists, LLC in 2010.
Will loves to travel nationally and internationally out of a backpack, which most importantly contains a fishing rod and some flies. However, he has rooted himself in what he believes to be the best area in the world to enjoy trout and steelhead fishing. Will Andrews strives to be a good steward by working toward preserving the area through his commitment to excellent service in land remediation.
“I am not a customer of WMA however I was fortunate enough to know and work with Will Andrews from 2004-2008. Together we worked on multiple forest and rangeland improvement projects and when I came across the opportunity to post a review I felt the people deserved to know…Will is one of the most honest, knowledgable, and reliable persons that I have ever known. I currently work in the vegetation management field and work amongst a wealth of knowledge and experience. However, Will is my go-to guy for answers concerning vegetation management. We all seek good results with good customer service and I assure you will not be disappointed with Will Andrews and WMA Specialists.” Review Link