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Weed Department

North Dakota Tourism

Randy Gaebe Weed Control Officer

PHONE: (701) 523-4902

104 1st St NW
Bowman, ND 58623

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, a position held by Randy Gaebe, 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

April 02, 2015
5:30 pm

Roll Call:  Jeff Oakland, Jerid Janikowski, George Buckmeier, Rick Braaten, Randy Gaebe

Minutes of Previous Meeting were read and approved on a motion by Jerid, 2nd by George. Motion carried.

Old Business:

Rick Braaten reported that the old airport development planners are aware of the weed board’s interest in obtaining a building.

Randy reported that the Big Tex trailer axles were straitened by Linstad’s Alignment of Belle Fourche. Total cost was $100.00


New Business:

Randy reported that the ND Agriculture Department recently conducted its required five year Noxious Weed List review. No changes were made to the state noxious weed list.

Bowman County is also required to review its County Noxious Weed List every five years. Board members reviewed the weeds currently listed as noxious in Bowman County.  Jerid moved, George seconded a motion to leave Bowman County’s noxious weed list as it is. On a roll call vote, the motion carried unanimously. The weeds on Bowman County’s noxious weed list are: Houndstongue, Baby’s breath, Black henbane, and Scotch thistle.

Board members reviewed a mailing that will be sent to all Bowman County Landowners this spring. Jerid moved, George seconded a motion to approve a letter that will be mailed along with a weed control brochure and cost-share application forms. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote

Weed Board members discussed Dakota West Resource, Conservation, & Development Area’s invitation to join that organization. Jerid moved and George seconded a motion to table the discussion until the next meeting. Motion carried.

Board members discussed our County’s in-kind herbicide reimbursement program. Jerid moved to increase the maximum amount reimbursed to landowners participating in the in-kind herbicide reimbursement program from $750 to $1,500 per operation per year. On a roll call vote, all board members voted yes.

Weed Department Meetings

The Bowman County Weed Board generally meets every first Thursday of the months; February, April, June, August, October, and December in the Dakota Room of the Bowman County Courthouse at 7:00pm. See the Meeting Calendar for upcoming meeting dates.

Weed Department Board

Jerid Janikowski President                    
Jeff Oakland Member
George Buckmeier Member