A major component of the Undesirable Plant Management Plan is the requirement to provide Douglas County Property Owners with technical assistance in determining methods to control or eliminate their weed problems. Staff continues to insure County owned properties are under treatment for weeds, as well as working with other public entities to assist them in their weed control problems.
Prevention, eradication and control are three general weed management strategies. Be a good neighbor and control your noxious weeds.Douglas County Noxious Weed Plan and Enforcement Resolution
What We Do
- Develop and administer the Douglas County Noxious Weed Management Program including application of herbicides, mowing activities in County right-of-ways and County open space.
- Provide weed management education to Douglas County citizens.
- In conjunction with Tri-County Health Department, administer the Douglas County mosquito mitigation program through trapping for adult mosquitoes and larviciding immature mosquitoes in standing water bodies in Douglas County maintained properties and culverts.
Noxious Weeds in Douglas County
In December of 1991, the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners adopted an Undesirable Plant Management Plan in accordance with the requirements of Colorado state law, Colorado Noxious Weed Act, §35-5.5-101-119, C.R.S. The County provides a complete listing of identified noxious weeds in the Undesirable Plant Management Plan.
Douglas County utilizes integrated weed management techniques to combat noxious weeds. These techniques include biological control, hand pulling, revegetation to include use of competing grass seed mixes and herbicides. The County program places strong emphasis on education. As part of our ongoing effort, the County provides informational flyers detailing biology and control measures for many of the noxious weeds on the undesirable plant management plan.
Linaria dalmatica & genistifolia
T. parviflora, and
For more information on weed management visit the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension [Natural Resources].
For specific control measures in unincorporated Douglas County areas contact Jonathan Rife, weed inspector at 303.660.7480.
For incorporated areas contact one of the Master Gardeners at the Douglas County Extension Office at 410 Fairgrounds Road, Castle Rock, 720.733.6935.
For help with pasture management, call the Douglas County Natural Resource Service and Soil Conservation District at 303.688.3042.
Information on Grass Seed Mixes designed to compete with Noxious Weeds.
Individual Weed Management Plan Form
Douglas County is heavily invested in efforts to control noxious weed infestations on all county property. Intensive management programs are consistently utilized to prevent, eradicate, contain, and suppress these non-native plants. Noxious weeds are aggressive plants that County staff make every effort to control in County rights-of way and Open Space.
The County's Undesirable Plant Management Plan provides a complete listing of identified noxious weeds.
Information on Noxious Weeds.