Weed Board

Rochelle Osborne, Coordinator

The Weed Board office has moved from the County Courthouse to a location at the other end of town near All Creatures Veterinary Services. 1400 Lower Clark Ave.

Ferry County Noxious Weed Control Board
Office Hours will be Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Office Phone - 509-775-5225 x1111

To Purchase Herbicide - Monday and Tuesday 8-4 

Ferry County Noxious Weed Board, 1400 Lower Clark Ave, Republic, WA 99166.

If you have questions about a weed on your property, you can email pictures to Rochelle at wbcoord@co.ferry.wa.us or Naomi at wbofficesupport@co.ferry.wa.us and they will attempt to ID them.

Hands-on Weed Control Calibration Training - Learn and practice accurate calibration of backpacks, hand lines, and skids for effective control of weeds.

April – Look for Calibration Workshops to be held in Republic, Nespelem, Inchelium, or Boyds. Each workshop earns 3 to 5 WSDA Pesticide Credits.

Weed Board Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in rotating locations including Republic, Keller, Kettle Falls, and Inchelium.

Noxious Weed Information Workshops are held in the spring and in the fall. Each workshop earns 3 WSDA Pesticide credits.

Ferry County Weed Tours - Caravan through the area and learn what Hoary Alyssum, Knapweed, Thistles, and other noxious weeds look like, control options and when it is time to control them. Each tour earns 3 WSDA credits..

Explore Weed Board

Weed Board Members
District #1 - Republic/Curlew - George Young (509) 775-9998

District #2 - Boyds/Orient - Craig Lamberson, Chair (509) 684-1163

District #3 - Inchelium - Fred Putnam (509) 722-3117

District #4 - San Poil - Bill Campobasso (509) 775-3414

District #5 - Keller - Luanne Finley (509) 722-6581

Ex-Officio Member - Trevor Lane, WSU Ferry County Extension Agent (509) 775-5225 Ext 1113

Noxious Weed Lists and Laws
What is a noxious weed?

Noxious weeds are non-native plants that have been introduced to Washington through human actions. Because of their aggressive growth and lack of natural enemies in the state, these species can be highly destructive, competitive, or difficult to control.

Noxious weeds are everybody's problem. Each year, these plants cost Washington millions of dollars. Noxious weeds result in losses estimated at 24% of Washington's gross agricultural product.

2014 Ferry County Noxious Weed List

Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board
Noxious Weed Search

Washington's Noxious Weed Laws
Weed laws establish all property owners' responsibility for helping to prevent and control the spread of noxious weeds. Since plants grow without regard to property lines or political jurisdictions, everyone's cooperation is needed - gardeners, farmers, government land agencies, foresters, and ranchers all have a role to play.

The Laws

RCW 17.10
Revised Code of Washington is the state's basic weed law.

WAC Chapter 16-750
Includes the state Noxious Weed List, definitions and descriptions of region boundaries for Class B weeds, and the schedule of monetary penalties.

WAC Chapter 16-752
Describes the quarantine list maintained by the state Department of Agriculture. (The state law that calls for the creation and maintenance of the quarantine list is RCW 17.24.)

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Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense)
Weed Board Services
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Equipment Loan-outs

Boom/Boom-less Sprayers *Instructions *Calibrations
Skid Mounts with Hand Line * Instructions *Calibrations
4 Wheeler Skid Mount *Instructions *Calibrations
Backpack Sprayers * Refundable Deposit Required on Backpacks *Calibrations
Hand Seeders
Broadcast Seeders

Private Spraying *Work Order Form
Handle Noxious Weed Complaints
Weed Free Hay Certification (WWHAM)
Cost Assistance on Herbicide (When funds are available)
Chemical Sales (Wholesale)
Site Visits

Help to identify weeds
Help with a weed management plan

Enforcement Action (When Applicable)

Services Provided Brochure
Integrated Weed Management
Mechanisms of Control:

PREVENTION - Prevent new weeds from entering your land and going to seed.
CHEMICAL - Use of herbicides to eradicate and control infestations in accordance with the label.
MECHANICAL - Use of barriers and equipment to eradicate and limit the distribution of noxious weeds. (Mulching, mowing, dredging, hand pulling)
CULTURAL - Use of tilling, fertilizing, and crop rotations to control noxious weed infestations.
BIOLOGICAL - Use of bioagents (fungus, insects, nematodes) to control weed infestations.
For more information, go to WSU Extension Ferry County & Colville Reservation website, Regional Bioagent Project.

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Cyphocleonus Achates on Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea biebersteinii)
Links to Other Websites

WSU Extension
Ferry County & Colville Reservation
Information on Weed Control Calibration Workshops and Weed Tours

WSU Regional Bioagent Project
Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board
Weed Identification and Information

Pacific Northwest Weed Management Handbook
This handbook is designed as a quick and ready reference of weed control practices and herbicides used in various cropping systems or sites in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Crop Data Management Systems
Labels and MSDS Sheets for most pesticides.

Field Guide to Noxious and Other Selected Weeds of British Columbia
USDA Plants Database
The PLANTS Database provides standardized information on noxious weeds, plants, and crops.

Montana Weed Control Association
An easy to use guide for weed identification.


Contact Us

Monday thru Thursday

1400 Lower Clark Ave.
Republic, WA
Near All Creatures Vet

350 E Delaware Ave. #14
Republic, WA  99166

(509) 775-5225 ext. 1111

(509) 775-5218