Weed Management in Gunnison County

Weed Management In Gunnison County

Why Manage Weeds?

Whether you live, work or play in Gunnison County, weeds threaten many of the natural resources that you may have come to value, appreciate and depend upon for your livelihood. These aggressive, non-native plants are rapidly changing the face of Colorado landscapes by interfering with natural processes, native species and management of our lands.

For homeowners who want to maintain the beauty of their neighborhoods, people who enjoy outdoor recreation, conservationists who value native plants and wildlife, and ranchers who want to preserve the productivity of the land, weeds threaten to diminish the reasons we all love to live, play and work in Gunnison County.

Which Weeds Are Most Common In Gunnison?

To learn more about common weeds in Gunnison County that are considered noxious and mandated for control, as well as other commonly occurring weeds, click on the links below.

Gunnison County Noxious WeedsGunnison County Noxious Weeds: The Upper Gunnison River Watershed Integrated Weed Management Plan classifies these weeds as noxious because of their potential to do serious economic and ecological damage if left uncontrolled. Gunnison County residents are mandated to control these weeds on their properties. Learn more.

Other Common Weeds in Gunnison CountyOther Commonly Occurring Weeds:Though aggressive and abundant, some locally problematic weeds are not mandated for control by the Upper Gunnison River Watershed Integrated Weed Management Plan. Nonetheless, many can be extremely invasive and have very negative economic and ecological impacts if left uncontrolled by property owners. Learn more.

What Is Being Done About Weeds in Gunnison County?

The Upper Gunnison River Watershed Integrated Weed Management Plan takes a proactive approach to local weed management efforts by mandating that property owners control certain weeds that are considered to be noxious. Though this Plan includes information about and recommendations for control of many of the most problematic weeds in Gunnison County, many common weeds found in our area are not specifically targeted for control in the Plan. Whether listed as noxious or not, many of the most common weeds in Gunnison County can be extremely invasive and have very negative economic and ecological impacts if left uncontrolled by property owners.

The Gunnison County Weed District implements and maintains the Upper Gunnison River Watershed Integrated Weed Management Plan in accordance with the Colorado Noxious Weed Management Program and according to the rules of the Colorado Noxious Weed Act. The Weed District also reviews reclamation and subdivision plans, certifies weed-free forage in the Gunnison Basin, controls noxious weeds on county-right of ways, informs landowners of existing weeds and assists property owners in making weed management decisions. To contact the Gunnison County Weed District, call 641-4393 or visit its website.