Rush Skeletonweed Season is Around the Corner!
If you are a landowner in the Hooker Flat region of Baker County (outside of Halfway, Oregon), you may have received a Permission to Access Private Land letter from Tri-County regarding rush sheletonweed on your property. This letter discusses the upcoming project we are coordinating on private land using grant funds provided by Oregon State Weed Board. This same project was completed last field season in 2017.
Rush Skeletonweed is a Class "B" listed weed in Baker County, meaning that it is a weed of economic importance, which is both locally abundant and abundant in neighboring counties. Landowner participation is the key to successfully managing this species across the entire county. Tri-County would like to help treat your rush sheletonweed by providing a 50-50 match program. If you provide half of the treatment through in-kind labor or cash-match, Tri-County will match your inputs. We will also provide the coordination with a licensed applicator who will be contracted to treat the area, requiring minimal efforts to you, the landowner.
If you would like more information regarding rush skeletonweed control and what efforts you and Tri-County can do, please feel free to contract us. You can find the original landowner letter here. If you are in the Hooker Flat region with rush skeletonweed present on your property and we did not reach out to you, please reach out to us and fill out the Permission to Access Private Land if you would like to have your noxious weeds treated at half the cost to you.