When weeds encroach on otherwise healthy habitats, it often creates a firestorm of events that deterioate native habitats and pose a risk to the wildlife, livestock, ranchers, and recreationists that utilize those lands. Noxious weeds compete with natives for resources; are often hardier and more prolific; and can sometimes wipe out all vegetative diversity in an area, creating a single monoculture. Once established, controlling the spread of weeds may be very difficult, if not impossible. Prevention and early detection are critical to proper weed management. Middle Park Conservation District works to educate landowners on noxious weed identification and control.
Each County has its own giveaway program to provide residents with herbicide to control noxious weeds on their properties. Click the links below to find out more information on these programs.
Grand County: Click to Expand
You MUST bring your own SPRAYER. No jugs, no cans, no gas cans, no buckets, etc. They will limit folks to no more than 4 Gallons a week. Herbicide is provided free of charge to interested landowners. Contact Grand County Natural Resources at 970.887.0745 for more information.
Summit County: Click to Expand
Ag Producers: Click to Expand
Noxious Weed Resources
Guide to Noxious Weeds of Grand County WEB (for viewing online)
Guide to Noxious Weeds of Grand County PRINT (for printing double-sided and folded to make a booklet…make sure printer is setup to flip along SHORT edge)
Guide to Noxious Weeds of Summit County WEB (for viewing online)
Guide to Noxious Weeds of Summit County PRINT (for printing double-sided and folded to make a booklet…make sure printer is setup to flip along SHORT edge)
Quarterly Newsletter Noxious Weed Articles
The following links direct you to articles featured in our quarterly newsletters. Click on the link and scroll down the page to the colored box listed next to the link.
Fall Herbicide Application (violet box)
Weed Mapping (pink box)
Weed Wisdom (pinkish red box)
Winter Weed Wise (dark grey box)
Prepping for Next Year’s Weeds (brown box)
Weed Sprayer Calibration (pinkish red box)
Noxious Weed ID Tools (pinkish red box)
Fall Weed Management & Noxious Weed Resources (no box color…halfway down)
Black Henbane (right column)
Bindweed (right column)
Cheatgrass (brown box)
Thistles: the good and the bad (brownish yellow box)
What’s with that Yellow Clover? (light yellow box)
Colorado Noxious Weed Act (light green box)
Organic vs Inorganic Herbicide (light yellow box near bottom)