2023 Weeds of Garfield County calendar now available
The 2023 Weeds of Garfield County calendar is now available. Produced by Garfield County Vegetation Management, the free calendar features stunning images taken throughout Garfield County. Many photos were submitted by Garfield County residents for the annual calendar photo contest, and three residents were chosen to be featured as winners. The winners included Tommy Sands of Carbondale, Kyla Hemelt from New Castle, and Dan Baldwin from Rifle.
Each month includes information about various noxious weeds and what is being done to prevent them from invading the land we call home. The calendars are available at all county branch libraries, the Clerk and Recorder’s office on the first floor in the County Administration Building in Rifle at 195 West 14th St., Building D, the Clerk and Recorder’s office at 109 8th St., #200 in Glenwood Springs, and the first floor reception office in the County Administration Building at 108 8th Street in Glenwood Springs. You can also contact Garfield County Vegetation Management at 970-945-1377, ext. 4315 or email for further information.
Noxious Weed Cost Share Program
Garfield County and the Bookcliff, Mount Sopris, and South Side Conservation Districts are once again offering landowners financial assistance for controlling noxious weeds and trees on their properties. Cost-sharing is available for all Garfield County and State of Colorado listed noxious weeds and watch list species, including Russian olive, tamarisk, and Siberian elm trees.
Application | Ditch cost-share application
Garfield County Achieves Biocontrol Milestone
Garfield County is the first county in the state to have its own Russian knapweed biocontrol nursery and distribution program. Since 2000, Garfield County Vegetation Management has worked with the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Palisade Insectary to release various biocontrol agents on noxious weeds throughout the county. Biological control, or biocontrol, is the use of natural enemies – such as insects or pathogens – to help control weeds or other pest organisms.
Noxious Weed Cost Share program
Garfield County and the Bookcliff, Mount Sopris, and South Side Conservation districts are once again offering landowners financial assistance for controlling noxious weeds and trees on their properties. Cost-sharing is available for all state of Colorado listed noxious weeds and watch list species, including Russian olive, tamarisk, and Siberian elm trees.
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Noxious Weeds of Colorado: 14th Edition
The latest edition of “Noxious Weeds of Colorado” by Colorado Weed Management Association is available for interested landowners. This pocket-sized field guide includes the A, B and C Colorado State Noxious Weed Lists as well as a Watch List. Species are listed in alphabetical order and each comes with a detailed description as well as pictures to help in identification. Stop by our office to pick up a copy. We are located in Rifle at 195 W. 14th Street, Building D, Suite 310.
Biocontrol in Garfield County
Last year, approximately 3600 biocontrol agents were released for the control of Russian knapweed in Garfield County. More are scheduled to be released in 2019, and the insects seem to feel right at home.
Weed management plan
The Garfield County Weed List provides guidelines for managing designated noxious weeds which represent a threat to the continued economic, environmental and agricultural value of lands in Garfield County. This plan provides for the implementation of the Colorado Noxious Weed Act by detailing integrated management options for designated noxious weeds.
Weed management plan
West Nile precautions
Mosquitoes are appearing in unusually high numbers in Garfield County, prompting the risk of West Nile virus infections. Take precautions, West Nile mosquitoes appeared in five Colorado counties, including Mesa County last year.
Steve Anthony, Garfield County Vegetation Manager, 970-945-1377, ext. 4305
Sarah LaRose, Program Coordinator, 970-945-1377 ext. 4315