Preserving the Natural Environment of Lincoln County ~
If we all work together, we can preserve the natural beauty and environment of Lincoln County. Intelligently spraying herbicides, over-seeding with native grasses which need little moisture and care in undeveloped areas, and releasing biocontrols in other areas, will go a long way toward improving the quality of our environment. Help preserve our natural environment so that it can be enjoyed and treasured by our children and grandchildren.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the weed board is to educate landowners to be responsible stewards of the land and resources, to make Lincoln County a better place to live by protecting and preserving all lands and natural resources of the County from the degrading impact of invasive noxious weeds; and to provide quality, timely, and responsive service to the residents of Lincoln County.
Did you know?
Landowners are responsible for controlling noxious weeds on their property, per RCW 17.10.
Noxious weeds are non-native plants introduced into this area through human action.
Because of their aggressive growth and lack of natural enemies, these species can be highly
destructive, competitive, or difficult to control by cultural or chemical practices.
Noxious weeds can reduce crop yields, destroy native plant and animal habitat, damage recreational
opportunities, clog waterways, decrease property value, poison humans and livestock,and create fire hazards.
Control means to prevent all seed production in noxious weeds, and to prevent the dispersal of plant structures which propagate and spread noxious weeds.
A landowner may control noxious weeds by chemical (spraying herbicides); biological (releasing insects); mechanical (tillage, pulling and mowing); and cultural means (planting desirable vegetation, fertilization, over-seeding, and using goats or livestock).
If a landowner fails to control noxious weeds, the county may take steps to control the weeds and then charge the landowner for the cost, plus a $500 penalty. If that is not paid, the county will place a lien on the property.
- There are 31 noxious weeds found in Lincoln County.
- In the state of Washington, the presence of noxious weeds on residential property is considered a property defect and must be disclosed. The parties may want to negotiate the cost of controlling noxious weeds.
The Lincoln County Noxious Weed Control Board will be performing routine surveys for noxious weed infestations in accordance with the Washington State Noxious Weed Law – RCW 17.10 throughout Lincoln County. Field staff will not drive off of any access roads that lead onto or through landowner properties, access onto properties will be performed with the utmost respect and they will not damage any property while gaining access. If they can’t adequately survey the entire property from the vehicle they will travel on foot to those areas.
BOARD MEMBER POSITION OPENINGS:
District #1 Position, includes the southwest section of Lincoln County. It is bound on the north by Township 24 N; on the West by the Grant County lines; on the East by Range 36 E; and the South by Adams County. This is a non-paid position, with a 4-year term of office. Interested persons residing in this district must make a written application that includes the signatures of at least ten registered voters residing in their same district supporting their nomination to the board, if interested call the Weed Board office at 725-3646 to receive an application.
District #3 Position, includes the northeastern portion of the county. It is bound on the north by the Spokane River; on the west by Range 37 E; on the east by the Spokane County lines; on the south by Township 24 N. This is a non-paid position, with a 4-year term of office. Interested persons residing in this district must make a written application that includes the signatures of at least ten registered voters residing in their same district supporting their nomination to the board, if interested call the Weed Board office at 725-3646 to receive an application.
WEED BOARD STAFF:
Coordinator: Kevin Hupp
Program Assistant: Kris Hubbard
Field Technician: Gina Habbestad
Program Specialist: Farren Young
Lincoln County Noxious Weed Control Board, PO Box 241 Davenport, WA 99122
Located at 405 Ross St. in Davenport
509-725-3646 Office 509-725-1332 Fax
Office Hours – Monday thru Thursday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.