Noxious invasive weeds are making significant impacts to landowners in and around Marion County and throughout Oregon. Noxious weeds are impacting watersheds where they are displacing native and desirable plants, wildlife habitat, and negatively affecting timber production and the agriculture industry.
In order to be effective in the prevention and control of invasive noxious weeds it is essential to have comprehensive coordinated programs at the federal, state, county, and local levels.
Marion County, through Ordinance 1225, has created an active weed control district, pursuant to ORS 569.360. The county now has the authority to work with private landowners to assist them in controlling noxious weeds on their lands.
The Marion County Weed District's primary goals are as follows:
Need to report a county-listed noxious weed? Reporting can be done easily by using the Oregon Invasive Species Hotline. Give it a try!