It has been estimated that noxious weeds cause $27 billion in losses to crop, pasture and forest production each year in the United States. It has been important to the Tribe to keep these noxious weeds under control by means of pulling, digging, mowing or spraying each year.
Oregon Department of Agriculture, Douglas Soil Water and Conservation District, and Bureau of Indian Affairs have provided funding to manage the noxious weed outbreaks on tribal lands. The Tribe has partnered with Phoenix School, Days Creek School, Wolf Creek Job Corp and Douglas Soil Water and Conservation District to do the on the ground work.
Projects that these organizations have worked on include:
Here’s some ways you can prevent invasive plant species from spreading:
The noxious weeds listed below are just a few of many that are of concern to the Tribe because of their impact to riparian areas, pasture lands, crops and forestlands.
*Photos were downloaded from the ODA webpage for Noxious Weed Control.