News and Upcoming Events

Now Hiring!

Skamania County Noxious Weed Control Program is seeking applicants for seasonal employment for the 2016 summer season, from approximately May through September.  We are looking for approximately six people to fill the positions of Lead Natural Resource Worker ($15.20 per hour), Natural Resource Workers ($13.94 per hour) and Natural Resource Aides ($13.38 per hour).  Successful applicants will work as part of a team to control noxious weeds throughout Skamania County.

Interested applicants should return a county completed and signed job application with cover letter and resume to Skamania County Human Resources, PO Box 369, Stevenson, WA 98648 or email to Vancamp@co.skamania.wa.us by 4:00 pm April 14th.   Applications and full job description may be obtained at http://www.skamaniacounty.org/human-resources/, emailing vancamp@co.skamania.wa.us or phoning 509-427-3705. Skamania County is an equal employment opportunity employer.

 

 

Early Detection, Reporting, & Identification of Invasive Plants Workshop

The Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council (PNW-IPC) with the help of the Skamania County Noxious Weed Control Program and the C0lumbia Gorge Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) is offering a free Invasive Plant Identification Workshop.  Love to hike in our forests and enjoy wildflowers?  Why not become a Citizen Scientist and support efforts to keep the Gorge gorgeous!

Participants learn plant identification and ways to report what you find.  Sign up to volunteer on public lands will be optional.   

Please join us:

Wednesday, April 27 1:00-3:30pm in Sandy, Oregon  or

Thursday, April 28 9:30-12 in Vancouver, Washington

***Capacity is limited; if you would like to attend one of these free training workshops, please RSVP to Julie Combs at pnw.ipc.org@gmail.com or call 615-812-5295.  Participants may receive WSDA or ODA pesticide license recertification credits (2) pending approval.  

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National Invasive Species Awareness Week!

 

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Invasive species cause millions of dollars of damage every year to our agricultural, cultural, and natural areas.  They crowd out native species and are a huge detriment to biodiversity.

One of the best ways to combat invasive species is to prevent their establishment in the first place.  So when you are out enjoying all Skamania County has to offer, take a few steps to do your part in preventing weeds from invading your favorite trail or park:

1) Brush your boots, bike, or gear before and after you recreate

2) Keep pets leashed and stay on the trail

3) Volunteer to help remove invasive plants in your favorite natural area

4) Report any invaders to your local Noxious Weed Program

5) Tell your friends about how to prevent invasive species!  

Bee-U-tify!

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The Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board and the Skamania County Noxious Weed Control Program are offering free seed packets containing a non-invasive, pollinator-friendly flower mix!  For more information and a complete list of the species included in the mix, click here.  Also, contact the Skamania County Noxious Weed Program to get your free packet today!  

New in 2016 (updated 2/4/2016)

NWCB-logo-for-web Every year the Washington State Noxious Weed List is updated to include new species or change the classification of others.  Here's a look at the changes for 2016:

Additions:  

 Ventenata, Ventenata dubia, a Class C noxious weed
 Medusahead, Taeniatherum caput-medusae, a Class C noxious weed
 English hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna, a Class C noxious weed

Removal:

o Remove lepyrodiclis, Lepyrodiclis holosteoides

More information can be found by visiting http://www.nwcb.wa.gov/

2016 Noxious Weed List for Skamania County has been adopted!

Every year, county weed boards review the state weed list and create a county-specific list based on local conditions and priorities.  In addition to ALL Class A species and all Class B species designated for control by the state, the county weed board requires control of certain Class B and Class C species that are a local priority.

The Skamania County Weed Board adopted the 2016 weed list after a public hearing on February 3th.  Those species selected are required, by law, to be controlled.  Those not selected are still considered noxious weeds and a threat, and should be contained or controlled when possible. For more information on the state or county noxious weed lists, please call the Skamania County Noxious Weed Control Program.  

Contact us

Office Hours:            7:30 - 5:30 Monday to Thursday

Office Location:      704 Rock Creek Drive Stevenson, WA 98648

Mailing Address:        PO Box 369   Stevenson, WA 98648

Phone: (509) 427-3941 Email: Weeds
Learn more

Noxious weeds: FAQ

Get help and participate

Noxious weed list and laws

Methods of control

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Knotweed

Weed Free Hay

Poisonous Plants