Weber County Weed Control Department
HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND REPORT NOXIOUS WEEDS
From subalpine peaks to the shores of Great Salt Lake, Weber County is home to many biomes found in Utah. The geographic diversity in the county allows for a variety of land uses, economic opportunity, and beautiful vistas. Likewise, there is ample opportunity for invasive species to establish and spread. Invasive, poisonous, or otherwise nuisance plants are classified as “noxious weeds” by the State of Utah. Examples include: puncturevine (goat heads), field bindweed (morning glory), common reed (phragmites), and dyer’s woad. Negative impacts are usually weed specific, but overall, healthy weed populations bring economic losses, pose immediate fire, or flood hazards, and damage fragile ecosystems.
Effective weed management is a TEAM effort. EVERY person, or land manager, EVERY municipality, and EVERY government and entity is responsible for a piece of ground is also responsible for weed abatement on that ground their property.
The Weed Department will inspect, advise, assist, encourage, and as we have time and budget, will even apply the appropriate chemical for a price. You may find out more about your legal responsibility for weed control and just how weeds are harming our environment at the Noxious Weeds link.