Welcome to the Okanogan Noxious Weed Office!
Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to protect all lands in Okanogan County from the devastating impacts of non-native noxious weeds. We will promote the control of invading noxious weeds through best management practices, using an integrated weed management plan which will focus on prevention as the best possible practice to avoid infestations of noxious weeds.
To achieve this goal, the Noxious Weed Office will provide education and increase awareness among all landowners and managers within the County, including Private, County, State, and Federal lands. We will work collaboratively in a partnership to address the spread of non-native species across jurisdictional boundaries.
The Noxious Weed Office will strive to achieve voluntary compliance with State Weed Law RCW 17.10 and WAC 16–750. To that end, we will enhance our public outreach and education efforts by providing educational classes and brochures, free on-site consultations to aid in identification and control options, in-office plant identification, public speaking services and other services as needs arise.
You can click on the following link to view the Okanogan County Noxious Weed Control 2012 Annual Report (2.3MB). In it, we describe what we did in 2012.
Your weed control issues are a priority with the Noxious Weed Control Board and we will always strive to help you in your control efforts. We encourage you to contact our office with your weed related concerns; whether it is regarding a particular weed, weed control requirements under RCW 17.10 or weed infestations on privately owned lands or public lands under a County, State or Federal agency. If we cannot provide the information or assistance you need, we will give you the contact information of the person we believe will be able to best assist you. Only by sharing our concerns, seeking information, and adapting to differing circumstances can we hope to achieve the invasive species control that is needed to protect the lands of Okanogan County.