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Weed Board

The mission of the Stevens County Noxious Weed Control Board is to carry out the State Noxious Weed Law (RCW 17.10) in a manner which assists the land managers and land users of Stevens County to be responsible stewards of the land and resources by protecting and conserving our agricultural lands, recreational areas and natural resources from the degrading impact of exotic, invasive noxious weeds.

 

Owner Will Maintain(a.k.a. no spray program)

This program was designed and implemented by the Public Works Department and the Weed Board. It is for land owners who do not want the county road side spray program to treat the right of way along their property with herbicides. If the road side is mowed by Public Works the “owner maintained” area may be mowed. If you are interested in joining this program you will need to fill out an agreement in which the land owner agrees to control any noxious weed vegetation growing in the posted area.

Available Spray Equipment

The weed board has some spray equipment available to loan out to land owners. All sprayers are hand line- NO BOOM sprayers are available at this time. We urge folks to call ahead of time and reserve the sprayer they want, otherwise it is on a first come first served basis.

Cost share/Eradication programs

The Stevens County Noxious Weed Control Board may offer cost share in one form or another on selected noxious weeds as resources allow. Weeds selected for cost share are chosen primarily on how limited a weed population is in the county. Class A weeds are, by definition, extremely limited and are listed as mandatory eradication by the State Weed Board. We will always give Class A weeds priority for cost share programs. In addition, the Weed Board may offer limited cost share on certain Class B weeds that are listed for control.

The following list of weeds, are those that are targeted for cost share in 2019. If you have an infestation of one of the listed weeds you may qualify for cost share. The earlier in the season you contact us, the more likely it is we will be able to schedule the necessary work and the more likely we will still have the resources to do it. If you think you have one of the weeds on the list and you would like to participate in our cost share program, contact the office by phone, email or letter.

For the list of weeds and more information, see 2020 Cost Share/Eradication