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Forestry and Noxious Weeds
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Forestry and Noxious weeds

Environmental Technician
Tina Travis
Telephone:  (719) 520-7839

Environmental Technician
Bryan Welding
Telephone:  (719) 520-7846

3255 Akers Drive
Colorado Springs, CO  80922
Administration > Environmental Division > Forestry and Noxious Weeds

 Hoary cress - Cardaria draba

Noxious weeds

El Paso County is committed to developing and implementing policies, procedures, and standards for efficient mapping, monitoring, enforcement, education, and control of noxious weeds throughout El Paso County.  The Environmental Division coordinates and monitors public and private control of noxious weeds utilizing integrated weed management techniques including mechanical (mowing, pulling), chemical (herbicide treatments), biological (insects), and cultural methods (re-seeding with native plants). 

Hesperis matronalis
     -Dame's rocket
This plant is a B List species as determined by the Colorado Department of Agriculture.  Eradication is required for El Paso County.  
-Member of the mustard family
-Prolific seed producer
-Flowers are typically purple but can also be white
-Flowers have four-petals and clustered
-Mistakenly thought by many to be a native wild-flower
-Due to its extensive seed production, quickly escapes and invades natural areas
-One plant is capable of producing, seeds  
Dame's rocket can dominate moist areas of meadow, forest edge and alluvial woods to the exclusion of native plants.


Forest Stewardship is defined as active management of forests and related resources to keep these lands in a productive and healthy condition for present and future generations, and to increase the economic, environmental, and social benefits of our land.  This includes mapping, monitoring, enforcement, education, and management of tree diseases and forest pests.

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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Noxious Weeds and Forest Health

Additional Information Regarding Noxious Weeds and Forest Health