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.


 

The Bowman County Weed Department would like to thank everyone who has an active noxious weed control program in place, your efforts do not go unnoticed. If you do not have an active noxious weed control program in place, it is never too late to start, if you would like to build on your existing noxious weed control program or need any assistance with your noxious weed issues, I’m here to help. There is still time this year with the open fall and warm temperatures to control noxious weeds, if you need any advice, assistance or anything else, call 701-928-0909.

 


 

With the current drought conditions, and shortages of hay and forage around the area, the Bowman County Weed Department would just like to remind everyone of the following.

 

4.1-47-02. Control of noxious weeds.

  1. Each person shall do all things necessary and proper to control the spread of noxious

weeds.

  1. No person may distribute, sell, or offer for sale within this state a noxious weed.

 

4.1-47-30. Preventing the dissemination of noxious weeds – Penalty.

  1. a. A person may not willfully transport any material that contains noxious weed

seeds or propagating parts, on a public road, in a manner that allows for the

dissemination of noxious weeds.

  1. A person may not willfully drive or transport any equipment, on a public road, in a

manner that allows for the dissemination of noxious weeds.

  1. A person may not willfully dispose of any material that contains noxious weed

seeds or propagating parts in a manner that allows for the dissemination of

noxious weeds.

  1. Any person who violates this section is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.

So, if you are buying or selling hay just be careful and aware of the North Dakota State laws on noxious weed control.  The Bowman County Weed Department would like to thank everyone for their efforts in controlling the spread of noxious weeds.

Weed Department Minutes

October 07, 2020 – 7:00 pm

Roll Call: Zac Brown, Randy Gaebe, Jeff Oakland, Rick Braaten, Scott Jansen(Apex Energy) staff-Josh Hetland

Jeff called meeting to order at 7:09pm

Discussion on Apex energies noxious weed management plan, with Scott, from Apex energy, after much discussion the board members wanted line items in 3.2 changed with the wordage stating All EPC contractor equipment will arrive in Bowman County clean and weed free. It currently states All EPC contractor equipment will arrive at the work site clean and weed free. The board also wanted line items in 3.3 changed to state If such species are found, appropriate control measures will be implemented in an attempt to eradicate the identified noxious weed infestations along the right-of-way and to reduce the spread or proliferation of weeds. It currently states If such species are found in numbers that are significantly different from existing nearby off right of way locations, appropriate control measures will be implemented in an attempt to eradicate the identified noxious weed infestations along the right-of-way and to reduce the spread or proliferation of weeds. The board also decided they would like the states attorney to review the noxious weed agreement, once the said line items are changed, and get his opinion on it, before voting on the matter. A special meeting will be held once all of this is done.

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

Minutes of Previous Meeting were approved, as read, on a motion by Zac, seconded by Randy, motion carried.

Old Business:

Updated Weed Board members on the Corps of Engineers progress, on the control of noxious weeds, on the land managed by them, around Bowman-Haley Dam.

New Business:

Updated Weed Board on the 2021 spraying season, chemical distribution, and custom application.

Discussion on LAP vouchers.

Discussion on money spent by the Weed Department to date.

Discussion on a Bowman County landowners non-chemical noxious weed control plan. The Weed Board accepts the plan, as long as it is followed through with.

Discussion on summer help for the 2022 spraying season.

Discussion on possibly ordering some more chemical this fall, for the 2022 spraying season, the Weed Officer will do some research, and see if this is feasible or not.

Zac made a motion to adjourn meeting, Randy seconded, motion carried, meeting adjourned at 9:28 pm.

 

 

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

 

Jeff OaklandPresident
Randy GaebeMember
Zach BrownMember

Contact

CONTACT

EMAIL: bowmanweed@nd.gov

PHONE: (701) 523-4902

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

OFFICE HOURS

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

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