Natural Resource protection from noxious weeds
Natural Resource protection from noxious weeds supported by a Special Assessment
The Lewis County Noxious Weed Control Board and the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) are proposing a special assessment to support the activities of the weed control program that protects the county’s natural resources and to assist landowners with their weed management concerns.
By State Law, the Lewis County Noxious Weed Control Board is mandated to limit the presence and spread of noxious weeds that cause economic loss to agriculture systems, harm natural resources or adversely affect human and livestock health.
Noxious weed control benefits:
Healthy habitats, and watersheds in both urban and rural landscapes.
A robust economy of agriculture and timber production
Human and livestock health and safety.
The Board of County Commissioners are considering the special assessment as they consider and develop a balanced county wide budget for all programs and services.
Balanced budget challenges for the BOCC include:
Expenses that outpace revenues
Unpredictability in revenue resources from timber and other receipts
Reducing the withdrawals to the General Fund reserves for operations
Looking at ways to do county business and provide services at a reduced cost
For more information about the property assessment for the control of noxious weeds see the attached documents or call the Lewis County Noxious Weed Control Board at 360 740 1215.