Wilderness Stewardship

Dyer's Woad Courtesy & © Hilary Shughart

Dyer’s Woad
Courtesy & © Hilary Shughart

Talking Points

  • Weed Day is to encourage wilderness stewardship – We want to protect the Cache National Forest from invasive weeds.
  • Logan Canyon has 13 endemic wildflower species – this is the only place they grow.
  • There are 54 weeds that have been declared noxious by the state of Utah.
  • Invasive weeds have been called a raging biological wildfire:
    • They impose economic losses to agriculture, and
    • Irreparable ecological damage to wildlands.
    • Outcompete native biodiversity.
    • Cause the loss of the ecosystem services of native plants which serve as host plants for insects and provide food, pollen and nectar.

Noxious Weed Field Guide for Utah

Section 4-17-6 of the Utah Noxious Weed Act

State of Utah Noxious Weed List

Cache County Vegetation Management Division

    Goal: “Uphold the State Noxious Weed Law, and assist Citizens in their Noxious Weed Control efforts.”
    There are currently 54 weeds that have been declared “Noxious” by the State of Utah.

    Contact Information
    Vegetation Foreman: Jake Forsgren (435) 755-1562
    Office Manager: Mallory Morris (435) 755-1560
    Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday
    1020 East 600 North
    Hyrum, UT 84319

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