The most common question we get is, "What's this weed?" We happen to love this question. Provide us with a good representative sample of the weed you are concerned about. Samples that include flowers or fruit are essential for positive identification. Drop the sample off at the weed office or email us a photo. From there we will begin the process to provide you with more information and resources about the plant of concern.
Stewardship Incentive Program (SIP)
The stewardship Incentive Program (SIP) is a voluntary “mini” grant program for Lewis County landowners, provided by the Lewis County Noxious Weed Control Board (LCNWCB), with the goal of providing financial assistance to landowners in their efforts to control priority noxious weeds as identified by Lewis County. Thru a simple application process, LCNWCB will provide site specific noxious weed identification, consultation on appropriate control measures, and reimbursement of up to 75% for the cost of approved herbicide to Lewis County landowners. For more information, please review the Stewardship Incentive Program information, download the application, and submit the completed form to us by mail or email.
We are available for weed management presentations or related educational programs targeted towards adults and youth. Successful weed control requires accurate weed identification, analysis of the surrounding habitat, understanding of the numerous control methods that are available, and knowledge how to carry out the best control approach. We can help make sense of all these factors, and can tailor our outreach and informational presentations to a variety of audiences.
We have many reference sources and publications available to assist in weed identification and management. Some of this information is available online, but be sure to check with our office as well to get more information specific to your area and your problem weed.
Please contact us regarding your concerns about noxious weeds in your neighborhood. (360) 740-1215. Throughout the growing season, program staff survey and contact landowners regarding the need for noxious weed management.
Site Surveys & Management Recommendations
You just bought a beautiful piece of land in Lewis County and you just realized you need a little help in understanding how to manage your pasture, forest, or wildlife habitat. Don't worry, we are available to do on-site visits for landowners regarding noxious and poisonous weeds such as Canada or Bull thistle, Tansy ragwort, Blackberries and other common noxious weeds and make recommendations on your next step to successfully managing your land.
We work with Washington State University, Integrated Weed Control Project to acquire and distribute Bio-control agents in Lewis County. We are currently distributing Bio-Control agents to help manage Tansy ragwort, Canada thistle, Scotch broom, Meadow knapweed and other weed populations in Lewis County. Integrated Weed Control Project
Aquatic plant management
The often overlooked and super confusing world of aquatic plants...We assist landowners with identification of aquatic weed species and their management.
Contact us for information about how to become a WSDA licensed applicator and local opportunities for continuing education credits. Web resources on how to become licensed: Washington State Department of Agriculture.
Tools & Demonstration
We have a few tools on display that we can introduce you to, and clue you in on their use. We also make weed wrenches available as a free rental for scotch broom and woody shrub species removal. Stop in or calls us at (360) 740-1215 to reserve a weed wrench today!
Can't make it into our office? We welcome the opportunity to demonstrate new weed management strategies on properties of local landowners.
Washington Wilderness Hay and Mulch Program (WWHAM)
If you are a farmer looking to have your hay and mulch product certified "weed free" we do field inspections and certifications. If you are a consumer and you need to find some "weed free" hay or mulch, we can help you find WWHAM producers.