Teton County Weed and Pest District would like to cordially invite you to join us for lunch and our monthly Board Meeting on Tuesday, August 28, at noon in the Old Wilson Schoolhouse Community Center.
Along with our regular business, we will be discussing management strategies for oxeye daisy and other invasive species in the Wilson area followed by a field tour.
Oxeye daisy is prevalent throughout the Wilson area. While attractive and showy, this species is an aggressive invader spreading by both seeds and rhizomes. It outcompetes native grasses and forbs decreasing plant diversity and reducing forage quality for both wildlife and livestock, and it is easily transported by animals and contaminated hay, seed, and soil.
The Wyoming Weed and Pest Control Act (W.S. 11-5-101) and the Wyoming Seed Law (W.S. 11-12-104) mandate control of weeds that are determined to cause detriment to either the economy or the ecosystem. Thus, it is every landowner’s responsibility to control invasive species. Because invasive species do not recognize property lines, it is imperative to have community-wide management.
Please join us on August 28 to discuss this widespread issue and how we can work together to protect our unique ecosystem. Please contact us at 307-733-8419 or email [email protected] by August 15, 2018 to RSVP.