How can I help prevent the spread of noxious weeds?
  • Always use integrated pest management techniques to ensure thorough and safe management practices.
  • Avoid using soil or materials that come from weedy places. Try to get certified weed-free seed, dirt, gravel, and mulch.
  • Learn to identify the plants in the area where you live and work.
  • Manage noxious weeds on your property and share your concerns with neighbors.
  • Minimize activities which cause disturbance to the ground and to established vegetation. Do not allow overgrazing on your land.
  • Report the location of new noxious weed species to your local agency so that they can be mapped and eradicated swiftly.
  • Re-vegetate disturbed areas with native grasses and forbs.
  • Use native species for landscaping as these plants are less likely to be overly invasive.
  • Utilize good land management practices such as proper irrigation and fertilization, erosion control, rotational grazing, re-vegetation, and maintenance of competitive (preferably native) vegetation.

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1. What is a noxious weed?
2. What is the Colorado Noxious Weed Act?
3. What are the noxious weeds in Pitkin County?
4. Are these the only weeds we need to be concerned about?
5. What if my neighbors don't control noxious weeds on their property?
6. Who pays for weed control?
7. How can I get help identifying weeds on my property?
8. What should I do if I find noxious weeds on my or someone else's property in Pitkin County?
9. I have introduced biological controls to control an infestation. Can the county still require additional control measures?
10. How can I help prevent the spread of noxious weeds?
11. How can Pitkin County help me?
12. Who are the municipal noxious weed contacts in Pitkin County?