Noxious Weed Advisory Commission seeks three volunteers

Common tansy, a noxious weed found in Douglas County, is classified as a “List B” species in the Colorado Noxious Weed Act.
Common tansy, a noxious weed found in Douglas County, is classified as a “List B” species in the Colorado Noxious Weed Act.

While noxious weeds are part of the Colorado landscape, they are also a very serious threat to land, wildlife and livestock.

With this in mind, the nine-member Douglas County Noxious Weed Advisory Commission has immediate openings for three volunteers, including one regular position and two positions specifically for Douglas County residents who live on more than 40 acres.

This important County Commission recommends policies and programs related to the management of undesirable plants within the broader framework of a long-term resource management goal for the County; encourages research, understanding, and education regarding noxious weeds; assists the Board of County Commissioners in assessing the extent of noxious weeds existing in Douglas County, and collaborates with municipalities, government agencies, other county noxious weed boards and control officers in the furtherance of noxious weed management.

Meetings are held on an as needed basis.

If the role of this Commission is of interest to you, please submit an online application or print the application and mail or hand-deliver it to: Douglas County Commissioners’ Office, 100 Third St., Castle Rock, CO 80104.

The deadline to apply is November 17, 2017. For additional information, please contact the County Commissioners’ Office at 303-660-7401.

The Douglas County Noxious Weed Advisory Commission is State-mandated by House Bill 90-1175.

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