North Fork Weed Coop Initiative: A watershed initiative in northern Larimer County –By Linda Bell
Weeds….they come on the wind, they drift on the water, and travel overland with help from livestock and humans. Before a rancher, land steward, ditch company, or public land manager can say “blink,” a critical mass of an invasive alien plant species has grabbed a chunk of their best land for occupancy.
9/23/08 The weed demo project at the old slash dump site on Haystack Dr is officially underway. To see the herbicide application strategy emailed by Steve and a map image and photo, press “Continue Reading” below.
After Steve alerted us to the herbicide spraying that Tim D’Amato (Larimer County), and Dr. Phil Westra (CSU) conducted on 9/23, I heading over the next day to take pictures and gps readings. Thanks to Wynne for alerting us to this persistant Canada thistle infestation and to Linda Bell for starting the ball rolling with this North Fork Weed Coop demonstration project.
To streamline GVM’s noxious weed violation notification process, the committee decided on 9/10 to combine two warning letters into one. This passes the enforcement burden from GVM to Larimer County in one step!! Please comment on Steve’s latest version: revised-weed-letter, which integrates previous drafts by Judd and Susan.