Pesticide application workshop
The 2020 Garfield County pesticide applicator workshop takes place March 18 at the fairgrounds in Rifle. Preregistration is required by March 12, and the workshop costs $45. The training covers private applicator license and continuing education credits for current cardholders and commercial applicators.
Weed Manager of the Year award
Do you have a neighborhood Weed Warrior spending countless hours battling those pesky plants? Or perhaps you’ve noticed considerably less thistle along your favorite trail managed by the BLM or Forest Service? We want to know!
You can nominate private landowners or public land managers for Garfield County’s “Weed Manager of the Year” award to show your appreciation and let them know that they’re making a difference. One winner from each category will be recognized at the 2021 Ag Expo at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle.
Simply download and fill out a form and submit to Steve Anthony at email@example.com or mail to 195 W. 14th Street, Building D, Suite 310, Rifle CO 81650. Submission deadline is September 30, 2020, by 5 p.m.
For more information, call 970-945-1377, ext. 4305
Noxious weed calendar
The 2020 Weeds of Garfield County calendar is available. Produced by Garfield County Vegetation Management, the free calendar features stunning images of county landscapes and residents. Each month includes information about various noxious weeds and what is being done to prevent them from spreading.
The calendars are available at all county branch libraries; the Clerk and Recorder’s office in the County Administration Building in Rifle, at 195 West 14th St., Building D; the Clerk and Recorder’s office at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs; and the first floor reception office in the County Administration Building in Glenwood Springs. You can also contact Garfield County Vegetation Management at 970-945-1377, ext. 4315, or by email for further information.
Weed Advisory Board
Garfield County is seeking volunteers to serve on the county’s Noxious Weed Advisory Board. The board meets quarterly, and the terms are for three years.
Weed Advisory Board-|
Invasive tree removal
Garfield County is seeking local landowners’ assistance to combat the spread of tamarisk and Russian olive. Aid is available through the county’s tamarisk/Russian olive (TRO) removal program.
TRO removal program
Allergic? Organic? Spraying season is among us – request a Do Not Spray sign
Garfield County Vegetation Management will soon resume spot-spraying noxious weeds along county rights-of-way. Property owners that would like to request no herbicide spraying on rights-of-way which front their property need to fill out a “Do Not Spray Request Form” and submit it to Vegetation Management staff.
For questions or concerns, contact us at 970-319-5547 ext. 4305.
Do not spray request form
Noxious Weeds of Colorado: 13th 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