Summit Formed To Combat Weed Problem

By: Allison Banzhof
By: Allison Banzhof

Got weeds? For many homeowners, the answer is an overwhelming yes. And what many people may not realize, is that weeds are a growing problem for the state too.

Noxious weeds displace the native populations and the desirable plants, so the Bureau of Land Management is getting involved before they can cause major issues to the health of the land.

The weeds came here from the old world, and when they establish themselves; they don't have the natural predators to keep them in check. Which is why the BLM and the county are asking for help from the oil and gas companies.

There's not a date set just yet for the approved summit, but the BLM and the county say they are looking forward to working alongside the gas and oil drilling companies to find a proactive solution.

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