Resources - Noxious Weed
Forb Seedling Identification Guide for the Inland Northwest Native, Introduced, Invasive and Noxious Species
Bees and Noxious Weed Control
Bees need plants that produce pollen and nectar, and many plants rely on bees for pollination. Native plants and native bees naturally go together, so native flowering plants are always a great choice. Native plants are also a good idea for other reasons: they are adapted to our climate and soils, and, once established, they rarely need to be watered.
Bio Control Agent Request Form
If you would like to be placed on a list to have biological control agents released on your land, please fill out this form in as much detail as possible and return it to WSU Douglas County Extension. Bio control agents are best released on large infestations without disturbance and herbicide/insecticide usage.
Bio Control Training Videos
Biological control, or biocontrol, is the intentional use of one living organism to control or suppress another organism. In weed biocontrol, this can include the use of organisms such as insects, mites, pathogens, nematodes, and mammals. Releasing insects and mites to control weed infestations is the most common form of weed biocontrol and is the focus of this presentation.
Washington Invasive Species Control
Established by the legislature in 2006 and then extended in 2011, the council was tasked with providing policy level direction, planning, and coordination for combating harmful invasive species throughout the state and preventing the introduction of others that may be potentially harmful.
Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board
The Board advises the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) about noxious weed control in Washington State. Through its actions and policy decisions, it helps coordinate and supports the activities of the 48 county noxious weed control boards and weed districts of Washington. The Board also works with neighboring states and British Columbia, and provides leadership on regional or statewide noxious weed projects.