Starting Monday June 10th Snowmass Area trails will receive their first Noxious Weed Treatment. Trails to be treated include Seven Star, North Rim, Mountain View, South Rim Connector, Tom Blake Ridge and Starks Powerline.
Look for precise treatment dates at each trail head.
The term "Noxious Weed" is a designation given to a plant that is non-native to North America and has aggressive, invasive tendencies. They threaten our drinking water supply, agricultural crops, ecosystems, and native habitats. Often these weeds are kept in check by natural controls (e.g. insects, climate, etc.) in their native territory. However, lacking such controls in our area, these plants are able to spread aggressively, allowing them to crowd out native plants, dominate local plant communities, and destroy local ecosystems.
There are over 34 species of noxious weeds in Pitkin County, and they receive their designation from the Colorado Noxious Weed Act. Learn more by following the link below.