Comply Order Noxious Weeds
Noxious Weeds: The Cancer of our Land
The spread of noxious weeds may signal the decline of entire
ecological watersheds. They severely impact the beauty and
widespread economic losses. Weeds are problems for urban as well
as rural areas, and for private, state, and federal lands.
Noxious weed species spare no segment of society--rancher,
fisher, and biker alike--and when unmanaged they spread rapidly,
unceasingly, and silently.
Noxious weeds pose a serious threat to all Idahoans and to the
land we call home.
Control and managing noxious weeds in the State of Idaho
requires and understanding of the problem, and that begins with
detection and identification of noxious weeds.
Weeds cost millions of dollars to our State by:
- Degrading wildlife habitat
- Choking steams and waterways
- Crowding out beneficial native plants
- Creating fire hazards in our forests and on our ranges
- Poisoning and injuring livestock and humans
- Fouling recreation sites from use
Patrick A. Takasugi, Director Idaho Department of Agriculture
Booklets available with information about the 36 noxious weeds
Stop by and pick one up!
of Idaho--Cooperative Extension System