BLM Colorado Weed Management Program
BLM Colorado's Weed Management Program is based on our national Strategy, Partners Against Weeds. This national document outlines seven goals and actions that are required to implement the goal. The goals are: prevention and detection; education and awareness, inventory, planning, integrated weed management, coordination, and monitoring, evaluation, research and technology transfer.
We have been trying to build our integrated weed management program in Colorado through cooperation with county weed programs, building on the ground Weed Management Area Partnerships and by working with others to produce weed education and awareness materials. We also have an emphasis on preventing weeds from spreading to new locations in the actions we permit, and in the way we perform our duties everyday. Each BLM Field Office in Colorado has a designated Weed Coordinator who can provide information on local projects.
You Can Help!
Volunteers make a difference in our ability to manage weeds. Check with your local BLM office about opportunities to help with weed management.
Invasive Weed Focus
We will try to update this section of the web page regularly to provide you with information on a new invasive plant species. Check back often to learn about many of non native invasive plants that threaten Colorado.
The current featured weed is Yellow Starthistle. It is known as an overwhelming problem in Northern California, Oregon and Idaho, but Yellow Starthistle was not believed to be established in Colorado.
Now it has been reported several times in Colorado in Mesa County, Montrose County, Rio Blanco County, Boulder County and Jefferson County within the last three years. If you see Yellow Starthistle, please contact your county weed program or Eric Lane, Weed Coordinator for the State of Colorado. This featured web site is from the University of California - Davis.
Weed Education Materials
Colorado BLM tries to work with partners as often as possible in providing weed education materials for agency employees and for the public. We work on a wide variety of projects from brochures and posters to educational materials for grade school children. We work on single species issues such as purple loosestrife or on multi species projects such as the Colorado weed calendar. We also try to incorporate appreciation of our native Colorado flora when we provide information on non native invasive plants.
Other Weed Management Information Sites
Weed Free Hay