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Weed of the Month: Canada Thistle

Can YOU outsmart the smartest weed in the West? Canada Thistle, Cirsium arvense, may be the cleverest weed West of the Mississippi. It boasts a long list of weedy characteristics, including: Perennial growth habit Ability to reproduce from creeping rhizomes (underground stems that creep out laterally in all directions) An abundance of wind-dispersed seeds that … Continue reading Weed of the Month: Canada Thistle

Weed of the Month: Spotted Knapweed

Spotted knapweed (Centaurea maculosa) is blooming and suddenly seems to be everywhere.  It’s grey-green wiry foliage help it blend into surrounding vegetation until its pink flowers appear. Then suddenly we see the vast extent of its infestation. Spotted knapweed is in the aster family, along with many other noxious weeds including Oxeye Daisy, Scentless Chamomile, … Continue reading Weed of the Month: Spotted Knapweed

PlayCleanGo Partner: Scenic Safaris & Mad River Trips

Teton County Weed and Pest District wants to applaud the efforts of our PlayCleanGo partners in the valley. PlayCleanGo: Stop Invasive Species In Your Tracks® is a nationwide outreach campaign made up of passionate outdoor enthusiasts (individuals and businesses) working tirelessly to protect our natural resources. We are proud to feature Scenic Safaris & Mad … Continue reading PlayCleanGo Partner: Scenic Safaris & Mad River Trips

20th Annual Gros Ventre River Spray Days 2019

Join the Jackson Hole Weed Management Association (JHWMA) for Gros Ventre River Spray Days July 16 – 18, 2019. Partners in the JHWMA will team up to treat spotted knapweed, houndstongue, and Dalmatian toadflax as well as other invasive plants, which compete with native vegetation and adversely impact wildlife habitat and ecosystem function. This multi-year … Continue reading 20th Annual Gros Ventre River Spray Days 2019

Weed of the Month: Houndstongue & Black Henbane

Some of the first noxious weeds that bloom every spring are Black Henbane and Houndstongue. Both are easy to recognize once they flower. The houndstongue produces deep magenta-colored, five-petaled flowers along wiry stalks. Each flower will become a cluster of four burs that carry the plant’s seeds and will stick to passers-by like Velcro. Black … Continue reading Weed of the Month: Houndstongue & Black Henbane

20th Anniversary JHWMA – Current Teton Conservation District Grant Requests

Below are some of the most notable details and results of Jackson Hole Weed Management Association’s current grant requests with Teton Conservation District. Backcountry Horseback (2004 – Present) Over the last five years, 4723 miles of trail and hillsides have been inventoried and treated. An average of 945 miles per season. Snake River Project (2002- … Continue reading 20th Anniversary JHWMA – Current Teton Conservation District Grant Requests