The following reference materials and brochures have been created by the Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board, other counties, and agencies. Thank you to everyone for sharing such great information. Hard copies of some materials are available from the Skamania County Weed Program at no charge and at request.
The Worst Weeds of the Gorge: A Guide for Early Detection and Rapid Response in the Columbia River Gorge is a new reference for 2013, funded by a grant to the Columbia Gorge Cooperative Weed Management Area from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. This excellent resource highlights the worst weeds in the gorge region.
The Noxious Weed Disposal brochure provides general information about the disposal of noxious weeds and how some noxious weeds should be disposed of differently than others.
The Noxious Weed Coloring Book is a great way for every member of the family to learn about noxious weeds. Highlighting 14 noxious weeds of Washington, the book will help you identify the noxious weeds in your neighborhood. It was created by Kathy Merrifield and Laurel Baldwin of the Whatcom County Noxious Weed Control Board.
Invasive Ornamentals and Some Selected Alternatives discusses the potential problems and prevention of invasive escaped ornamentals, as well as alternative vegetation. It was produced by WA State Nursery and Landscape Association Task Force and WSNWCB.
Botanical Bullies highlights ten noxious garden ornamentals and seven highly invasive aquatic plants. It was produced by the Whatcom County Noxious Weed Control Board.
Selected Knapweeds of Washington illustrates the differences between eight knapweeds found in WA State.
Noxious Weeds in Washington State: everybody's problem, everybody's solution. Created by the Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board, this 2-page color brochure provides a comprehensive look at the effects that noxious weeds have on our ecosystem, wildlife habitat, recreational activities, and the economy. It also provides a brief overview of weed laws and the Washington State Noxious Weed List, as well as simple steps to follow for controlling noxious weeds.
Noxious Weeds That Harm Washington State (Western WA). This handy pocket-guide to the most troublesome noxious weeds of Western Washington includes photos, impacts, and methods of control for each weed. This publication also includes a brief introduction that explains how weeds spread, weed laws, and landowner responsibilities. Also available, Noxious Weeds That Harm Washington State (Eastern WA).
Garden Wise Western Washington Guide is a great resource for local gardeners. It includes many suggestions for native plants that can replace your noxious weeds and enhance your garden. It was produced by the WA State Noxious Weed Control Board in collaboration with the Washington Invasive Species Coalition and the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association. Also available for Eastern Washington.
Poison Hemlock: A deadly, toxic noxious weed in Washington. Tips for identification of this poisonous noxious weed that can be mistaken for many members of the carrot family--with disastrous results. Also includes control overview.
Tansy Ragwort: A Toxic, Noxious Weed in Washington. This details how to identify tansy ragwort, where it grows, why it is invasive and how to control it.