Selective herbicides will be applied by Horizon Vegetation Management in accordance with Colorado Department of Agriculture regulations. The target dates for the application are June 30th 2020. These dates are subject to change due to weather. Signage will be placed to notify trail users which sections of Lake Estes Trail, Wapiti Meadow, Cherokee Draw, and Stanley Park have been sprayed.
The aim of the Noxious Weed program is to control noxious weeds, the non-native aggressive invaders that replace native vegetation, reduce agricultural productivity, cause wind and water erosion and pose an increased threat to communities from wildfire. We do this by preventing the introduction of new invasive species; eradicating species with isolated or limited populations and containing and managing those invasive species that are well-established and widespread
Noxious weeds threaten valuable wildlife habitat and natural resources, cause economic hardships to agricultural producers, and are a nuisance for recreational activities. The Noxious Weed Act requires all Colorado residents to control noxious weeds using integrated methods.
Questions can be directed to John Feeney, Manager of Maintenance, Estes Valley Recreation and Park District.