RIO BLANCO COUNTY WEED DEPARTMENT
Control all noxious weeds on all County roads and properties to help protect our agricultural lands, wild and beautiful landscape and wildlife from the negative impacts noxious weeds.
Educate the general public and agencies on new noxious weeds that may be present in the county and surrounding areas.
Train all Weed Department Personnel to be as knowledgeable as possible in all aspects of weed management.
Assist as many landowners as possible in noxious weed control.
Continue to map all noxious weeds in the county according to state mapping standards and develop and implement short and long-term management plans.
Coordinate weed control activities with other county departments, adjoining counties, local governments and outside agencies.
Cooperate with research agencies in weed management research.
Assist landowners in developing management plans, calibration of spray equipment and identification of weed problems.
Provide Cost Share to landowners to ease financial burden of noxious weed control and give the best and most effective control recommendations.
Provide the general public with knowledge in the safe practices of weed management.
Provide the general public with informative training classes for Environmental Protection Agency Private Applicators Test.
Provide Biological Control agents to assist in the control of large noxious weeds problems.
Provide current information on laws, labels, and county programs.
Provide educational classes for the local schools.
Provide informative newspaper articles on important perspectives of noxious weeds.
Encourage landowners with noxious weed problems to manage them properly.
Continue to educate myself in all aspects to be as beneficial to the county as I can be.