Four positions within the State Noxious Weed Advisory Committee will become vacant in December 2017. Nominations are now being sought to fill these important positions.
The primary responsibility of the committee is to discuss Colorado's weed management challenges and craft solutions that best reflect public and private interests. The committee then makes recommendations to the Colorado Department of Agriculture concerning designation of state noxious weeds; classification of state noxious weeds; development and implementation of state weed management plans; and prescribed techniques for eradication, containment, and suppression of state noxious weeds.
The members of this committee play an important role in shaping Department and State policy concerning noxious weeds. Their recommendations help protect landowners and the environment. The committee consists of seventeen members who are appointed by the Commissioner of Agriculture. CDA makes every effort to balance the interests of the committee and to ensure different geographic areas of the state are represented equally. They meet quarterly at the Broomfield office, with at least one field trip and meeting out of the Denver area annually. Terms are two years in length and appointees are limited to two full consecutive terms each.
Positions becoming vacant in December are:
- Agricultural producer - one who engages in farming or ranching or non-traditional specialty crops.
- Green industry - one who works in the horticulture, greenhouse, nursery, urban forestry or turf fields.
- County official - a county commissioner or county official who is involved in land management matters.
- Conservation/Environmental organization - one who works as staff, board or volunteer of a non-governmental organization focused on conservation and/or environmental matters.
Nominations are currently being accepted and must be submitted no later than December 1. More information can be found on the Noxious Weed program web page.