Who are we?

Farm land along the Columbia RiverThe Noxious Weed Control Board is made up of five voting board members represented by five landowners in the county who are involved in the production of agriculture products, forestry or concerned about our natural resources. The county is divided into five Noxious Weed Districts. Each district is represented by one of these five board members. The board members have to live within the district they represent.

County Weed Boards are responsible for administering the Washington State Weed Law RCW 17.10 and WAC 16.750. What this means is that there is a Weed Law in Washington to help track and control noxious weed species that are introduced into Washington State. These invasive non-native plants are aggressive and lack enemies to control them. These invasive plants are highly destructive, competitive and difficult to control. Each year, these plants cost Washington millions of dollars in lost agriculture production, environmental degradation, maintenance/control costs, reduce biological diversity, destroy native plants and animal habitat, damage recreational opportunities, clog water ways, lower land value and many plant species can be toxic to humans and livestock. 

Noxious Weeds are Everyone's Problem! Can you help us be the solution?