The Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board
What the State Noxious Weed Control Board does
The State Noxious Weed Control Board maintains the state’s official list of noxious weeds that landowners may be required to control. This list is established in the Washington Administrative Code, or WAC. (Weed List)
The State Noxious Weed Control Board publishes field guides and other educational materials about noxious weeds that are used by local weed boards and districts and distributed free to the public. It also helps coordinate the work of County Weed Boards and Weed Districts, works with neighboring states and British Columbia, and provides leadership on regional or statewide projects.
Meet the Board
The Board consists of twelve volunteer members...
- Five are elected by members of County and District Weed Boards from various regions in the state.
- Six are appointed by the Director of the state Department of Agriculture.
- One is appointed by the Washington State Association of Counties.
- Three are non-voting scientific advisors who provide expertise in weed identification, control methods, and aquatic invasive weed species. They are appointed by the Director of the Department of Agriculture.
Members elected by County Noxious Weed Boards and local Weed Districts
|Bob Roth, Longviewemail@example.com||represents local Weed Boards in SW WA|
|Jerry Hendrickson, Asotinfirstname.lastname@example.org||represents local Weed Boards in SE WA|
|William Agosta, Friday Harboremail@example.com||represents local Weed Boards in NW WA|
|Dirk Veleke, Chelanfirstname.lastname@example.org||represents local Weed Boards in NE WA|
|Anthony Stadelman, George, Chairemail@example.com||represents local Weed Districts|
Members appointed by the Director of the
|Virgil (Butch) Klaveano, Jr. Pomeroyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Represents the public interest for Eastern WA|
|Brad White, Ph.Demail@example.com||Acting Assistant Director for Plant Protection,
Washington State Department of Agriculture
Represents the Department of Agriculture
|Sarah Spear Cooke, Ph.D, Seattlefirstname.lastname@example.org||Dr. Cooke is a restoration ecologist and botanist specializing in wetlands and habitat restoration.
Represents the public interest for Western WA
Non-voting scientific advisers appointed by the Director of the
|Timothy W. Miller, Ph.D
Washington State University
|email@example.com||Dr. Miller is a specialist in the biology, ecology and control of weeds in agricultural and horticultural crops. He works at the Washington State University – Northwest Research and Extension Unit in Mount Vernon.|
Washington State Department of Ecology,
Environmental Assessment Program
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Aquatic plant specialist|
Biologist, Versar Inc,
Fish and Wildlife Program,
Joint Base Lewis-McChord
|email@example.com||Rod Gilbert is a prairie restoration biologist at JBLM|
Member appointed by the Washington State Association of Counties
|Jim DeTrofirstname.lastname@example.org||Okanogan County Commissioner
Represents county councils and commission
What County Weed Boards and local Weed Districts do
County Weed Boards and local Weed Districts survey their jurisdictions for noxious weeds and work with landowners to ensure they are controlled. They also work to educate the public about noxious weeds.
County Weed Boards can also file civil infractions and landowners can be fined for failure to control weeds.
Find out more about your local county noxious weed control board or weed district by going to our county links page.