Bighorn National Forest Battling Invasive Plants

Written by on March 9, 2020

Bighorn National Forest is hosting open houses to discuss invasive plants.

Forest officials want public comment on their Invasive and Other Select Plant Management Project, which is currently in the works for further development this spring. The goal of the program is to the treat noxious, invasive, and select native plant species through manual, mechanical, biological, ground herbicide, and aerial herbicide control methods throughout the Bighorn National Forest. Treated species of plants could include invasive annual grasses like cheatgrass, medusahead, and ventenata as well as select native plant species, specifically larkspur and sagebrush.

Open houses will be held this March in both Greybull and Sheridan. The first open house will be March 17 at the Big Horn County Weed and Pest Building, 4782 US-310, Greybull, Wyoming from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A second open house meeting will be hosted in Sheridan, Wyoming on March 19 at the Forest Service Supervisor’s Office, 2013 Eastside 2nd St., from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Forest officials will be available to provide information and answer questions regarding the project.

More information about the Invasive and Other Select Plant Management Project is available here: Visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57457

More ifnomration can be found by contacting Chris Jones at 307-674-2627 or christopher.d.jones@usda.gov.


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