La Plata County brings the fight back to noxious weeds

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La Plata County brings the fight back to noxious weeds

A rise in funding revitalizes program targeting plants harmful to agriculture, wildlife
Kalon Mead with Horizon Environmental Services sprays noxious weeds along County Road 305 as a part of a crew contracted by La Plata County, which is reinvesting in its effort to control noxious weeds after a downturn in revenue forced cuts to the program.
There’s only one full-time staff member for La Plata County’s weed management program, but the county often hires contractors to spray noxious weeds around the region.
A county-hired contractor sprays chamomile, an invasive weed, along County Road 305. Invasive weeds can have a detrimental impact on the economy, according to a Colorado State University study.

La Plata County brings the fight back to noxious weeds

Kalon Mead with Horizon Environmental Services sprays noxious weeds along County Road 305 as a part of a crew contracted by La Plata County, which is reinvesting in its effort to control noxious weeds after a downturn in revenue forced cuts to the program.
There’s only one full-time staff member for La Plata County’s weed management program, but the county often hires contractors to spray noxious weeds around the region.
A county-hired contractor sprays chamomile, an invasive weed, along County Road 305. Invasive weeds can have a detrimental impact on the economy, according to a Colorado State University study.
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