Residents asked to beware of mysterious seed packets
Garfield County Vegetation management is asking the public to be aware of strange seed packages that have popped up in mailboxes in all 50 states in recent days. The seeds are unsolicited and appear to originate from China.
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Noxious weed treatments
The fall is a great time to treat noxious weeds and Garfield County Vegetation Management is encouraging landowners to do so during the cooler months ahead. Through the Garfield County and Bookcliff, South Side and Mount Sopris Conservation Districts’ noxious weed cost-share program, landowners may receive financial assistance with efforts to control noxious weeds on their properties.
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Weed Manager of the Year award
Nominate private landowners or public land managers through Sept. 30, 2020, for Garfield County’s “Weed Manager of the Year” award to show your appreciation and let them know that they’re making a difference.
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.
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