Control and managing noxious weeds in the State of Idaho requires and understanding of the problem, and that begins with detection and identification of noxious weeds.
Weeds cost millions of dollars to our State by:
Degrading wildlife habitat
Choking steams and waterways
Crowding out beneficial native plants
Creating fire hazards in our forests and on our ranges
Poisoning and injuring livestock and humans
Fouling recreation sites from use
The spread of noxious weeds may signal the decline of entire ecological watersheds. They severely impact the beauty and widespread economic losses. Weeds are problems for urban as well as rural areas, and for private, state, and federal lands. Noxious weed species spare no segment of society-rancher, fisher, and biker alike and when unmanaged they spread rapidly, unceasingly, and silently. Noxious weeds pose a serious threat to all Idahoans and to the land we call home.