Weed Department

Bowman County Weed Department

The Bowman County Weed Board is made up of 3 members appointed by the County Commission. The Weed Board hires a Weed Control Officer, who also works closely with landowners.


The job of the Weed Board and Weed Officer is to enforce the North Dakota Century Code noxious weed law. Please contact the office for more information about the Weed Board and the numerous programs aimed at helping landowners with noxious weeds.


The Weed Control office is located in the upper level of the Bowman County Courthouse.

Weed Department Minutes

October 01, 2020 – 7:00 pm

Roll Call: Zac Brown, Randy Gaebe, Jeff Oakland (via phone) staff-Josh Hetland


Randy Gaebe called meeting to order at 7:00pm


Vouchers approved on a motion by Zac Brown, seconded by Randy Gaebe, all voted yes.


Minutes of Previous Meeting were read and approved on a motion by Zac Brown, motion seconded by Jeff Oakland, motion carried.


Old Business:



New Business:

Updated Weed Board members on 2020 spraying season.


Updated Weed Board members on 2020 chemical distribution data and custom spraying.


Talked about a few problem areas with Canada Thistle.


Updated Weed Board that we will possibly doing spraying next year for the Corps of Engineers.


Discussion on the fesability of getting a right hand drive Japanese mini pickup for right of way spraying, I will look into this some more and get prices


Zac Brown made a motion to adjourn meeting, Jeff Oakland seconded motion, all voted yes, motion carried, meeting adjourned at 8:00pm.

Weed Department Meetings


Bowman County Weed Board meets the first Thursday of the months of February, April, June, August, October and December at the Weed Department Shop beginning at 7:00 PM. See the Meeting Calendar to confirm upcoming meeting dates.

Weed Department Board


Randy GaebePresident
Jeff OaklandMember
Zach BrownMember



EMAIL: bowmanweed@nd.gov

PHONE: (701) 523-4902

Bowman County Weed Officer
104 1st St NW, Suite 1
Bowman ND 58623


Monday – Thursday:
7:30am – 12:00pm MT
12:30pm – 4:30pm MT

7:30am – 12:00pm MT
(Closed on Legal Holidays)