Beaverhead County Weed District
Jack Eddie, Weed Coordinator
Amber Burch Assistant Weed Coordinator
Beaverhead County Weed District
2 South Pacific STE# 12
Dillon, Montana 59725
Ph: (406) 683-3790
Cell: (406) 660-0594
Fax: (406) 683-3769
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Winter
6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Summer
Beaverhead County Weed District mission is to bring together those responsible for weed management within Beaverhead County to develop common management objectives, facilitate effective treatment and coordination efforts along logical geographic boundaries with similar land types, use patterns and problem species. Cooperators include private landowners, county government, state agencies, federal land management agencies, other interested agencies and individuals.
Help facilitate weed control County wide for noxious weeds, provide education opportunity County wide.
Beaverhead County Weed Board role is to administer the County Noxious Weed Program, which includes budgeting, education, spraying county roads, noxious weed trust fund grants, and the Montana County Weed Control Act.
- Paul Hansen
- Dean Stanchfield
- Harris Wheat
- Clint Broere
- Ed Coon
- Debby Keller
The County Weed Board meets on the 4th Monday of each of the following months: April, May, June, July, August, September, October at the Pioneer Plaza, Tom Welch Room at 7:00 p.m.
Frequently Asked Question:
- Q: What kind of plant is this?
- A: Bring in the entire plant if possible with root. Also bring it in a plastic bag and try to bring it in before brown up.
- Q: Does the county have any programs to help with weed control?
- A: Yes the County does have a cost share program that will pay 50% of herbicide cost up to $200.00. Also available for rent is spray equipment that will slide into a pickup truck at the cost of $20.00 per day.
- Q: How much herbicide should I put in to my tank?
- A: First we need to calibrate your piece of equipment. To find out the answer to the above question we need to know how much water is going down on a acre of ground. This usually scares the person but really it’s not that hard to find out. The following direction will give you this information:
REMEMBER ONLY USE WATER TO CALIBRATION
Spot Treatment Calibration:
- Measure and mark off 18.5 ft. X 18.5 ft. in target area.
- Spray area uniformly with water and record number of seconds it takes.
- Spray water into container for this amount of time.
- Amount of water collected in container in fluid ounces equals spray volume in gallons per acre.
- Boomless Sprayer Calibration
- Measure effective swath width.
- Determine calibration course by using the following: (Divide 5460 square feet (1/8 acre) by the swath width in feet.) Example: calibration distance for 32 foot swath width = 5460 divided by 32 = 171 feet.
- Drive this course in the gear and rpm you will use when actually spraying. Record the time in seconds. Do this twice and average the time.
- Park and maintain the same rpm, pressure.
- Turn on the sprayer and use a trash bag and bucket to catch the water for exactly the same number of seconds required to drive the calibration course.
- Pints caught = gallons per acre.
- Q: What can I do about my neighbor who will not control their noxious weeds?
- A: The County will work with this person and try and get him to comply with the Montana Weed Control Act. If they are unwilling to do anything then we will start the noncompliance procedure against the landowner. Which by law he/she is require not to let noxious weeds propagate on his/her land.
Helpful Weed Sites:
Montana Weed Control Association
Montana War on Weeds
For a detailed list and pictures of area weeds, click here.