Suggestions for Changes to 2017 SCNWCB
We are soliciting suggestions for changes to
our county weed list beginning immediately. We will accept your
written suggestions for changes to next year's list until July 31, 2016.
This will allow staff and Board Members time to review suggestions, do
some research and discuss the feasibility of any proposed changes.
Changes can include elevating
control requirements of a State listed Class C or Class B noxious weed
in all or part of the county or reducing control requirements of a
county select noxious weed in all or part of the county. For
instance; Poison hemlock is a State listed Class B noxious weed, not
designated for control in Stevens County. If you feel strongly
that this weed should be required to be controlled by all landowners
here, you can make that suggestion, providing supporting details such as
where you have seen it, how much, anything you know about control
measures and why you believe we should elevate it to a county select
Alternately, if you feel that
the county select weed, for instance Black henbane (a State listed Class
C weed, but elevated to required control everywhere in Stevens County)
should NOT be a county select weed, you can make that suggestion and
give supporting reasoning as to why.
We can not add a
weed/plant to our county weed list that is not already on the State
Noxious Weed List nor can we lessen control requirements that have been
set at the state level. If you have a plant of concern to you that
you feel should be listed on the State Noxious Weed List or one that you
feel should be removed from the State list, you may make those
suggestions directly to the State Weed Board.
Read this information for more about how you can participate in that
Contact us via email or letter
if you have suggestions for changes to the county weed list.
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