Vegetation Management

Yellow Flag Iris and Purple Loosestrife Control

Yellow Flag Iris and Purple Loosestrife Control

County assistance (August 2021)

 "During the summer, the field inspection program is focusing efforts on the highest priority species of noxious weeds: Class A, B and C species that are required for control.

We have a new Report a Noxious Weed form available online.  Please provide a location and a in-focus, close-up pictures of the flowers and leaves. Also please show scale in at least one picture with a standard-sized object such as a coin.  We will prioritize responding to reports that have pictures to go with them.

Due to current staffing shortages, Clark County will be unable to perform weed free forage inspections for the foreseeable future. Please refer to the WSDA website for more information about using state inspectors.

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Clark County Vegetation Management is responsible, by state law, for controlling noxious weeds in Clark County. It is made up of five members of the Clark County Weed Board, appointed by the Board of County Councilors.

If you have received a warning letter and have questions please email us at weed.management@clark.wa.gov or call us at call 564.397.6140.

If you or your neighbors have a problem with noxious weeds, email weed.management@clark.wa.gov or call 564.397.6140.

The resources listed below will help you identify some common noxious weeds and business that help with removal:


Integrated Aquatic Vegetation Management Plan 

Thanks to our partners and the community for their involvement in help with the Final Integrated Aquatic Vegetation Management Plan to address Eurasian watermilfoil in Vancouver Lake.

For more information about the IAVMP, contact the Clark County Vegetation Management by email, weed.management@clark.wa.gov, or by phone, 564.397.6140.  

DASH milfoil harvesting, photo credit Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation

Photo Credit: Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation


Help keep out invasive weeds

Clark County Vegetation ManagementWashington State Noxious Weed Control Board and the Washington Invasive Species Council are trusted resources.

Clean hiking boots, waders, boats and trailers, off-road vehicles and other gear to stop invasive species from hitching a ride to a new location. Learn more at PlayCleanGo.org.

Avoid dumping aquariums or live bait into waterways. Learn more at Washington Invasive Species Council.

Don't move firewood. Instead, buy it where you'll burn it or gather it on-site when permitted. Learn more at DontMoveFirewood.org.

Use forage, hay, mulch and soil that are certified as "weed free." You can locate a supplier by using our list of local certified weed-free hay and mulch growers (PDF).

Plant only non-invasive vegetation in your garden and remove any known invaders.

Report new or expanded invasive species outbreaks to authorities. Here is  how to Report a Sighting.

Volunteer to help remove invasive species from public lands and natural areas.

Ask your political representatives at the state, local and national level to support invasive species control efforts.​​


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Free Pollinator Friendly Flower Mix ​

Attract bees, butterflies and pollinators to your garden ​with this non-invasive pollinator friendly flower mix. ​

Order your free seeds today from the Washington State Noxious Weed ​Control Board.


More about weed control

Learn more about vegetation management in Clark County by watching this May 2017 CVTV video
[video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q1tDAdvY04&feature=youtu.be]


Contacting Vegetation Management

Vegetation Management is located in Public Works' 78th Street Operations Center, 4700 NE 78th St., Building G.

Visitors should check in at Building A, located adjacent to Northeast 78th Street.

Phone: 564.397.6140
Email: weed.board@clark.wa.gov

Vegetation Management   2021 events: 

 

October 6, 2021 

Citizen Science Training on: Lake Best management Practices, Cyanobateria basics, Aquatic Invasive Plant Species EDRR.  The PNW IPC will be collaborating with partners at the EPA and NOAA to provide Citizen Science training in 2021.  Register at www.pnw-ipc.org/trainings

April 29- May 1, 2022  

Clark Public Utility Home and Garden Idea Fair 

The Clark Public Utilities Home and Garden Idea Fair has been a springtime tradition in Clark County for nearly three decades.  Come find us in the environmental section.

August 5-14, 2022 

Clark County Fair   

We always have a booth at the fair to help answer any weed control questions you may have. Come find us at the County Fair.


Clark County Weed Board

2021 meeting dates:

  • Feb 1 - teleconference
  • May 3 - teleconference
  • Aug 2 -  4700 NE 78th St., Conference Room B1
  • Sept 13 - appeal hearing - There were no appeals so the meeting will not be held.
  • Nov 1 -   TBD

For more information, contact:
Justin Collell
Weed Board Coordinator
Clark County Public Works
(564) 397-6140 ext. 1766
weed.board@clark.wa.gov