Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Public notice from Boundary County Noxious Weed Control

| April 20, 2023 1:00 AM

For 2023 the Boundary County Noxious Weed Department will continue to offer weed identification, site review, herbicide type/rate advice, rental sprayers, booklets, brochures, and other land management information.

Spraying of Road Rights-of-Way: Many county roads will be sprayed with herbicides on weed infested rights-of way this season, mid-April through October.

If you do NOT want the right-of-way adjacent to your property sprayed, obtain a NO SPRAY Agreement from the Weed Department. These forms and accompanying “NO SPRAY” signs are free; the sign MUST BE POSTED by the owner at the property corners.

Property owners are responsible for the eradication of noxious weeds in those areas. We cannot honor signs that are not obtained from our department and, particularly, without a signed agreement. If weed control has not happened on or before July 1st the marked NO Spray area may be sprayed for weed infestations.

Public Notice addition: All property owners who have potable water or irrigation water usage within 50 ft. of a county road right-of-way must mark the area of intake as potable water and notify Boundary County Weed Department prior to May 1 of every year.

Programs: Boundary County will continue to offer our neighborhood CO-OP program. All applications for this program may be obtained from the University of Idaho Extension Office in Bonners Ferry. Applications must be returned by May 1st. This program provides for some reimbursement of herbicide expenses for landowners.

Idaho Weed Law: The Idaho Weed Law (Idaho Code Title 22, chapter 24) places the responsibility and obligation for controlling noxious weeds on the land owner. State designated noxious weeds known to be in or imminently threatening Boundary County includes:

Bohemian Knotweed*, Canad Thistle, Common Reed, Curly Leaf Pondweed, Dalmatian Toadflax, Diffuse Knapweed, Eurasian Milfoil, Field Bindweed, Giant Knotweed, Hoary Alyssum, Houndstongue, Japanese Knotweed, Jointed Goatgrass, Leafy Spruge, Meadow Knapweed, Musk Thistle, Orange Hawkweed, Oxeye Daisy, Poison Hemlock, Purple Loosestrife, Rush Skeletonweed, Scotch Broom, Scotch Thistle, Small Bugloss, Spotted Knapeweed, Tansy Ragwort, Whitetop, Yellow Hawkweed, Yellow Starthistle, Yellow Toadflax, Common Tansy, Black Henbane, Brazilian Elodea, Buffalobur, Common Crupina, Common Frogbit, Dyers Wood, Fanwort, Featherweed Fern, Flowering Rush, Giant Hogweed, Giant Salvinia, Hydrilla, Johnsongrass, Matgrass, Mediterranean Sage, Milium, Parrot Feather Milfoil, Perennial Pepperweed, Perennial Sowthistle, Plumeless Thistle, Policemans Helmet, Puncturevine, Russian Knapweed, Salt Cedar, Squarrose Knapweed, Syrian Beancaper, Tall Hawkweed , Viper Bugloss, Water Chestnut, Water Hyacinth, Yellow Flag Iris, White Bryony, Variable Leaf Milfoil.

Plants known to be in county are designated with an *

Please contact the Boundary County Weed Department, at 6791B Main St. (ext. office) P.O. Box 267, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805, 208-267-5341, dwenk@boundarycountyid.org.

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