Paul Wick - Weed District Coordinator
P.O. Box 1312
Choteau, MT 59422
TTD or TTY: 406-466-3976
The Teton County Noxious Weed Management District provides the following:
·Noxious weed management on public and private lands in Teton County
·Provides and distributes bio-control agents
·Provides noxious weed education and identification
·Assists landowner in preparing noxious weed trust grants
·Provides slide-in and trailer sprayers for the county residents to use for noxious weed control.
What is a noxious weed?
Any exotic plant species established or that may be introduced in the
state which may render land unfit for agriculture, forestry, livestock,
wildlife or other beneficial uses or that may harm native plant
communities and that is designated as:
1.A statewide noxious weed by rule of the Department of Agriculture.
2.A district noxious weed by a board, following public notice of intent and a public hearing.
There are 23 statewide noxious weeds and one county addition to the noxious weed list.
What can I do about noxious weeds?
Get involved with your local Weed District. All land owners and
managers must get involved for effective weed control within the
district. Learn to prevent new invaders from establishing by being able
to recognize these noxious weeds and contacting the Weed District
Coordinator about new establishments of noxious weeds. Create and
implement a noxious weed control plan on your own lands and monitor its
effects on a regular basis. There are many tools to use so contact Paul
Wick at 466-5709 for more information. We've added an interesting link that can provide more information about noxious weeds.http://www.mtweed.org/
Important information for "Waste Pesticide Collection".
This is a once every 5 year collection in our District and will have a
site in Great Falls this year in June. This is an opportunity to
dispose of unusable pesticides at a reasonable cost and without
penalty. Applications must be filled out and returned to MDA before May
29th, 2001. Registration forms can be obtained from MDA through the
mail, on-line at http://agr.state.mt.us/programs/asd/pestdisp.shtml or at the Teton County Weed District office and County Extension agent.
4th Annual Weed Wacker Rodeo will be held on July 14th in Sun River Canyon. Join us for education, discussion and a fun weed pull.
Bug Collection Day
is held in mid July on the Teton River. This event involves the
collection and distribution of Leafy Spurge Beetles. Date will be
Suggested Website Links:http://agr.state.mt.us/programs/asd/pestdisp.shtml