Noxious Weed Control

Control and managing Idaho’s 56 noxious weed species requires an understanding of the problem, and that begins with detection and identification of noxious weeds.

Noxious weeds cost millions of dollars to Idaho by:

  • Fouling recreation sites from use
  • Chocking streams and waterways
  • Poisoning and injuring livestock and humans
  • Crowding out beneficial native plants
  • Degrading wildlife habitat
  • Creating wild fires in our forests and Idaho’s range land

The spread of noxious weeds in Idaho may signal the decline of entire ecological watersheds. They severely impact the beauty and create widespread economic losses. Noxious weeds are huge problems for our urban as well as rural areas, and for private, state, and federal lands. Valley County noxious weed species spare no segment of society – rancher, hunter, hiker’s and fisherman alike – and when unmanaged they spread rapidly and unceasingly and silently.

Noxious weeds pose a serious threat to all Idahoans and to the land we call home.

Booklets available with information about the 56 noxious weeds in Idaho. Please contact Owyhee County to get a copy.

For more information, please visit the State of Idaho Noxious Weed website.


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 128
Murphy, ID 83650

Phone: 208-249-4405


Kelly Aberasturi