Programs & Services

High priority weeds on public and private lands

Certain species of noxious weeds are a higher priority because of threats they bring to the environment or agriculture in Franklin County, or because their populations are low enough in the county to target for eradication.

Such species include camelthorn, Dalmatian toadflax, houndstongue and, depending on its location, kochia, among others.

FCWNCB manages these species and many other noxious weeds on state and federal lands in contracts with Washington State Parks, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and other agencies. Weed Board crews also work closely with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the cities of Pasco and Connell, and other communities and agencies.

The Weed Board monitors known high priority infestations with surveys of public and private lands, which also focus strongly on finding any new infestations that might occur. Whenever possible, surveys are followed by control efforts. FCNWCB always applies Best Management Practices of Integrated Weed Management.

To view photos and maps of some of the FCNWCB's high priority and agency work, please visit our Photo Galleries page.

Camelthorn is a high priority noxious weed in Franklin County.

Camelthorn is a high priority noxious weed in Franklin County.