Weed Cost-Share Program
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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2023 noxious weeds
The Garfield County Commissioners have partnered once again with the Bookcliff, Mount Sopris and South Side Conservation Districts to provide cost sharing financial assistance to landowners for controlling noxious weeds.
To arrange an on-site visit, mandatory for cost-share participation, please call Garfield County Vegetation Management at 970-945-1377 ext. 4315 or 4305, or the conservation district office at 970-404-3439. This visit is required before the application is accepted.
Applications can be found online, and will also be provided during a site visit. Included in the application is a weed management plan form – including application deadlines – and a weed share policy page. Please make sure the application is filled out in its entirety. If you have questions about completing the application, please call the Vegetation Management office at (970) 945-1377, ext. 4315 or 4305.
Cost-share funds will be limited to $125 an acre ($250 total cost), maximum of $1,000 per landowner. Reimbursements may be up to 50 percent of costs if using a contractor or up to 75 percent of material costs to do it yourself. Reimbursement funds are limited, therefore ineffective materials, incorrect rates, less than optimum treatment timing, and off label treatments will not be cost shared. Materials purchased must be used in current year. A 1099 will be issued to all payments over $600. If you want your full reimbursement, you must put your social security number on the application.
Only Colorado State Department of Agriculture approved treatments will be reimbursed.
For more information on specific weeds, go to the Colorado Department of Agriculture website. Fact sheets can be requested by calling (970) 945-1377, ext. 4305 or 4315.
Paid receipt or canceled check is required before reimbursement is made. As always, invoice with chemicals used and application rate required. Paid commercial applicators invoice MUST have commercial applicators license number on the bill.
All applications are subject to review by the Noxious Weed Cost Share Review Committee which consists of representatives of Bookcliff, Mount Sopris & South Side Conservation Districts and the Garfield County Weed Advisory Board.
Garfield County Noxious Weed List
|Absinth wormwood||Artemesia absinthium|
|Black henbane||Hyoscyamus niger|
|Canada thistle||Cirsium arvense|
|Chinese clematis||Clematis orientalis|
|Common burdock||Arctium minus|
|Common tansy||Tanacetum vulgare|
|Common teasel||Dipsacus fullonum|
|Corn chamomile||Anthemis arvensis|
|Curly dock||Rumex crispus|
|Cutleaf teasel||Dipsacus laciniatus|
|Cypress spurge||Euphorbia cyparissias|
|Dalmatian toadflax||Linaria dalmatica|
|Dame’s rocket||Hesperis matronalis|
|Diffuse knapweed||Centaurea diffusa|
|Hoary cress||Lepidium draba|
|Jointed goatgrass||Aegilops cylindrica|
|Leafy spurge||Euphorbia esula|
|Mayweed chamomile||Anthemis cotula|
|Meadow knapweed||Centaurea x moncktonii|
|Mediterranean sage||Salvia aethiopsis|
|Musk thistle||Carduus nutans|
|Myrtle spurge||Euphorbia myrsinites|
|Oxeye daisy||Leucanthemum vulgare|
|Perennial pepperweed||Lepidium latifolium|
|Plumeless thistle||Carduus acanthoides|
|Poison hemlock||Conium maculatum|
|Purple loosestrife||Lythrum salicaria|
|Russian knapweed||Acroptilon repens|
|Russian olive||Elaeagnus angustifolia|
|Salt cedar||Tamarix parviflora, Tamarix ramosissima|
|Scentless chamomile||Tripleurospermum perforatum|
|Scotch thistle||Onopordum acanthium|
|Spotted knapweed||Centaurea maculosa|
|Sulfur cinquefoil||Potentilla recta|
|Yellow starthistle||Centaurea solstitalis|
|Yellow toadflax||Linaria vulgaris|
Please note we will also cost share for the following State of Colorado List A species: African rue, camelthorn, common crupina, cypress spurge, dyers woad, giant salvinia, hydrilla, meadow knapweed, Mediterranean sage, medusahead rye, myrtle spurge, rush skeletonweed, sericea lespedeza, squarrose knapweed, tansy ragwort and the List B species: absinth wormwood, black henbane, Chinese clematis, common teasel, and common tansy.
Cost share is also available for state-listed and watch list noxious trees, including Russian olive, tamarisk, and Siberian elm.
We will also cost share for the State of Colorado List C species: Cheatgrass.
As of 2020, all Colorado state-listed noxious weeds will be eligible for cost-share reimbursement. This includes A, B, C and Watch List species. Please note that all applications will be reviewed and reimbursements will be made at the discretion of the Cost Share Review Committee.