JACKSON, Wyo. — The Teton County Weed & Pest District will be launching a Landowner Cost Share Program this spring to assist landowners with the cost of invasive plant control on their property.
“We’ve been working on this new program for several years and are excited to provide this reimbursement program for those working diligently on their invasive weeds,” Becker said.
Previously, the Teton Conservation District funded a wildly successful Cost Share Program in which the Weed and Pest District assisted in implementation and management. The new Cost Share Program will provide assistance on a first come first serve basis with a reimbursement of up to $1,000 per owner.
The District has a long history of providing programs that assist landowners with managing invasive species. Yearly, the District provides a 50% cost share on herbicides , free on-site consultations, weed management plans and weed presence maps for landowners, free mosquito surveillance and treatment throughout the county, as well as weed-free hay and gravel certifications. Utilizing the newly upgraded on-site laboratory equipped with a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machine, the District performs vector borne disease testing, including West Nile Virus and both Western and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. For more information about the District, visit tcweed.org and connect on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Teton County Weed & Pest District
District Board Members: John Becker (Wilson), Mary Cernicek (Jackson), Kasey Mateosky (Hoback), Lorin Wilson (Alta), Lucas Turner (Moran).
The District’s mission is to protect, manage and restore ecosystem integrity through comprehensive invasive species management for the benefit of ecological and human health.
The District is authorized by statute to spend up to one mill for general weed and pest control activities. On July 1, 1990 the Special Weed Management Act went into effect authorizing a second mill for the special management programs. The District has not elected to establish a Special Management Program at this time.