Vegetation Management & Weed Control

​Public Hearing - 2018 Ouray County Weed Plan

Pursuant to the Colorado Noxious Weed Act, Title 35, Article 5.5, the Ouray County Board of County Commissioners has scheduled a public hearing beginning at 10:00 a.m. on March 20, 2018 at the Ouray County Land Use / Road and Bridge Facility Conference Room, to entertain public comment on the revised Ouray County Noxious Weed Management Plan as recommended by the Weed Board. 

Please send written comments by Thursday, March 15, 2018, to Hannah Hollenbeck, Deputy Clerk of the Board, Ouray County, P.O. Box C, Ouray, CO 81427, or by email to hhollenbeck@ouraycountyco.gov. Alternatively, written and/or oral testimony will be taken from the public during the public hearing. Action may be taken to adopt the plan at the end of the hearing.

Click here to view the 2018 Ouray County Weed Plan. 

Mission Statement:
  Our mission is to preserve and protect the agricultural, natural, and wildlife habitat areas of Western Colorado by providing leadership and education in the long term management and control of noxious weeds through an integrated, sustainable approach to weed control.

Noxious weeds are presently known to exist in Ouray County.  Weeds are classified according to a state noxious weed priority list:

Classification A:  Eradication is a must.
Classification B:  Manage and control the spread of these species.
Classification C:  Support the use of integrated management methods and provide educational research and biological control resources.

The following are weed species that are present or are of concern to Ouray County (Click on Common Name for picture):

(Some photos courtesy of the United States Department of Agriculture)

Ouray County Priority "A" Noxious Weeds

Yellow Starthistle

Yellow Starthistle

Leafy Spurge

Leafy Spurge

MeadowKnapweed

Meadow Knapweed

Chinese Clematis

Chinese Clematis

Myrtle Spurge

Myrtle Spurge

Purple Loosestrife

Purple Loosestrife

Spotted Knapweed

Spotted Knapweed
 
 

Ouray County Priority "B" Noxious Weeds

Ouray County Priority "C" Noxious Weeds

Common Name State Classification County Classification
Kochia C C
Russian Thistle C C