Colorado Noxious Weed Resources 2022

June 12, 2022

Factsheets

Jefferson County Invasive Species Management

www.jeffco.us/jcism

Colorado Department of Agriculture

www.colorado.gov/pacific/agconservation/noxious-weed-species

These agencies have similar (but differently presented) comprehensive information on weed identification, biology, habitat and control, including mechanical, cultural, biological and chemical. Pdfs available online.

Booklets

Noxious Weeds of Colorado 14th edition (Colorado Weed Management Association: www.cwma.org)

A useful pocket-sized ID guide to all Colorado A, B, C and Watch List species. Kept up-to-date with good color photos, but no management recommendations. Approx $7.25 a copy, ordered online.

Weed Management Reference Guide, 4th edition pending (Larimer County Weed District: www.larimer.org/weeds) 

Produced for Larimer County, but relevant to other Front Range communities too. Excellent information on noxious weed management including chemical control. Out-of-print but available as PDF.

Phone Apps (free)

CDA Noxious Weeds: 

noxious weed identification mobile app for IOS and Android

EDDMapSWest

 https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/agconservation/noxious-weed-mapping

A neat weed data-mapping and collecting app for statewide noxious weed enthusiasts!

Online Resources

The Nature Conservancy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETsMEkfnNNs

A great introductory video to the noxious weed issue

Teller-Park Conservation District 

http://www.tellerparkcd.org/noxious-weeds.html

Includes information on cost-share programs and herbicide purchases for 5 acres or more

Jefferson County Invasive Species Management

www.jeffco.us/1994/Noxious-Weed-Information

Lots of useful information on Management Plans and Timing, Weed of the Month, and a Weed Blog

Colorado State University Extension

https://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/natural-resources

Includes video on noxious weeds as well as on natural resources in general

Colorado Department of Agriculture: Noxious Weeds

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/agconservation/noxious-weed-species

Helpful information on Noxious Weed ID, Early Detection Rapid Response, County Program links, FAQs.

Colorado Weed Management Association

 https://cwma.org/

A mission to strengthen the field of science-based invasive species management. Contains great videos and noxious weed ID.

Native Plant Resources

Colorado Native Plant Society

https://conps.org/home-2/resources/gardening-with-native-plants/

A non-profit devoted to the knowledge, appreciation and conservation of Colorado’s native plants and habitats. Excellent resources for gardening with hardy native plants

Colorado State University Extension

CSU Extension - Native Plant Factsheets

Resources on native plants and landscaping, including fire-resistant options

Rotary Wildfire Ready: Fire-Resistant Landscaping 

https://www.rotarywildfireready.com/fire-resistant-landscaping.html

Includes valuable video and resources on how to landscape your property with fire-adapted plants