Michael Bald founded his company, Got Weeds?, in early 2011 to offer non-chemical weed management options to landowners across New England. His focus is on long-term site stewardship, soil health, and native plant diversity; Mike seeks to integrate the worlds of invasive species, youth education, organic farming, and sustainable operations. With a BS in Biology from the University of Notre Dame, four years of service in the Army Corps of Engineers, and nine years working for the US Forest Service in Vermont, Mike appreciates the importance of healthy habitats, site specificity and ecosystem resilience. Got Weeds? has offered manual and mechanical weed control alternatives for nine growing seasons. Although Mike has worked with invasive plant species for the past sixteen years, he has narrowed his focus to the “danger plants”, solarizing as a refined technique, and an “economic opportunities” approach regarding invasive species.