Weed Management Task Force

Douglas County Weed Management Task Force Members

  • Mike Bromiley - Badger Mountain
  • Joy Castellente - East Wenatchee
  • Paul Malone - SE Douglas County
  • Travis McDonald - Coulee City
  • Doug Merriman - Orondo
  • Bonnie Orr - East Wenatchee
  • Joe Sprauer - Withrow

Ex-Officio Members

  • Scott Reiman - Douglas County Transportation and Land Services
  • Aaron Rosenblum - Foster Creek Conservation District
  • Michel Ruud - Waterville
  • Scott Scroggie - Waterville
  • Dale Whaley - Washington State University (WSU) Extension Douglas County

Control of Problem Weeds

In October 2004, Douglas County Commissioners activated the Douglas County Weed Management Task Force and appointed nine individuals who geographically represent Douglas County agriculture and urban areas. Margaret Viebrock, WSU Extension, was appointed to facilitate this committee and help to develop weed management strategies.

Ex-officio members of this Task Force include representatives from Douglas County Transportation and Land Services, Foster Creek Conservation District, Douglas County Commissioners and WSU Extension.

Task Force Directives (Defined by the Douglas County Commissioners)

  • Develop a communication system with all entities that have weed control programs.
  • Gain a better understanding of weed control methods used by other entities.
  • Design a system to coordinate weed control efforts.
  • Continue the process of developing an informed educational approach to weed management in Douglas County.
  • Engage landowners and agencies in a cooperative weed management program.

Proactive Approach to Weed management

Since the appointment of the Douglas County Weed Management Task Force, the committee has taken a proactive approach to learn about various weed management programs. Members have met with agency people, integrated weed management program managers, state weed board representatives, county noxious weed control managers and other groups who manage weeds. 

The best parts of these programs have been integrated into the local plan of work. Members have also spent time in Olympia with state legislative groups explaining how the program has been successful in Douglas County.

Pacific Northwest Weed Management Handbook, "Control of Problem Weeds

The Pacific Northwest Weed Management Handbook, "Control of Problem Weeds" page has been updated! This website give information regarding specific weeds that may be troublesome to control. 

Herbicides and/or rates listed cannot necessarily be used on cropland. Rates of application and restrictions vary depending on crop or site. Do not apply to a crop or site not listed on the label.