Is this beautiful wildflower a noxious weed?
August 21, 2022
Thanks to above-average precipitation this summer, Summit County is enjoying an unusually lush August landscape with abundant wildflowers, but not all wildflowers are good for the environment. The 2004 Colorado Noxious Weed Act states that we all have a duty to manage noxious weeds, so I’d like to highlight the numerous resources available to help us identify and control noxious weeds in Summit County:
- Summit County Noxious Weeds website
- Noxious Weeds Management Guide with descriptions and photos
- Summit County Weed Management Plan (2015)
- Cost sharing to implement weed management
- A comparison photo to help you distinguish the invasive Chamomile Daisy from the noninvasive Shasta Daisy, both of which are present in Summerwood.
- A video about the importance of controlling invasive species in National Parks and wild lands
- Contact information for the Summit County Weed Control Manager