Noxious Weed Advisory Committee


Noxious Weed Advisory Committee Meeting

The 4th meeting of 2023 will be held this Thursday, November 16th at CDA's Broomfield Office (305 Interlocken Parkway, Broomfield CO 80021). The business meeting start at 9:30 AM (Zoom link) and is open to all.

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Anyone who is interested is welcomed and encouraged to join!

We hope to see you there!


The Colorado Noxious Weed Advisory Committee was established in 2003 and consists of 17 members, with 15 of the members appointed by the Commissioner of Agriculture. Of the 15 appointed members, at least:

  • one member represents private and public landowners or land managers;
  • two members represent weed management professionals from the federal, state, or local levels;
  • one member represents public or private weed scientists;
  • two members represent local governing bodies (counties and municipalities);
  • four members are agricultural producers; and
  • three members represent knowledgeable resource specialists or industries, including, but not limited to, environmental organizations.

Two non-voting members are appointed by their state agency and approved by the Commissioner:

  • one member of the Colorado Department of Transportation, and 
  • one member of the Department of Natural Resources.

The department makes every effort to balance not only the interests of the committee but also to ensure that representation reflects the different geographic areas of the state equally, to the greatest extent possible.

The state advisory committee provides a critical link between the citizens of Colorado and the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The committee members' primary responsibility is to solicit input from similar stakeholders within each member's area of expertise and/or region of the state as well as to communicate the committee's recommendations to the department to the region and stakeholders represented by each member.

Terms are limited to two years each and appointees are limited to two full terms each. These members meet quarterly in locations across the state to make recommendations to the department concerning the:

  • designation of state noxious weeds;
  • classification of state noxious weeds;
  • development and implementation of state weed management plans; and
  • prescribed techniques for eradication, containment, and suppression of state noxious weeds.

In addition, the state advisory committee will:

  • measure the results and effectiveness of endeavors to eradicate, contain, and suppress noxious weeds;
  • recommend to the Commissioner ways to enhance statewide efforts to stop the spread of noxious weeds.

All interested Coloradans are encouraged to identify one or more members of the state advisory committee that may be best able to represent their interests and perspectives in noxious weed management. Contact them and share your opinions. Ask to be kept informed of their discussions and recommendations.

Thank you to all of the Board members who have served Colorado in this important role. Your participation is greatly appreciated. Terms begin and end on the calendar year, and we welcome new Board members each January!

Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies: 2022 Sunset Review

The Colorado Office of Policy, Research and Regulatory Reform has completed conducting the 2022 sunset review of the State Noxious Weed Advisory Committee as described in section 2-3-1203 of the Colorado Revised Statutes. You can find the full report on DORA's website, and its associated legislation here which extends the advisory committee until Sept. 1, 2034.


Advisory Committee Members

PerspectiveNameRegionPhoneTermTerm Ends
Private LandownerMary FabisiakLakewood303-513-9896112/31/24
Federal Weed ManagerDan TekielaLakewood720-357-3211112/31/23
County Weed ManagerLucas CasiasSan Acacio719-298-8518112/31/24
Public Weed ScientistChrissy AlbaDenver720-865-3561212/31/23
County OfficialLiz SmithGunnison970-975-0708112/31/23
Municipal OfficialJim KrickLongmont303-651-8451212/31/23
Ag ProducerJ. Paul BrownIgnacio970-759-4157112/31/24
Ag ProducerThomas McCrackenCrestone303-550-3595112/31/23
Ag ProducerBrian CoreBroomfield720-375-0410112/31/24
Ag ProducerNathan TroudtWiggins970-768-5584112/31/24
Green IndustryTravis HarrisWiggins303-720-8245112/31/23
Conservation OrganizationJim AlexanderDenver720-238-5444112/31/23
Resource SpecialistBill PawleshynFort Collins970-498-5753212/31/24
At-largeBrandon KanwischerGrand Junction970-200-7584112/31/24
At-largeLuke WheelerLafayette406-839-4359212/31/24
CDOT (non-voting)Ken HowlettDenver303-515-0758212/31/23
DNR (non-voting)Wilbur StrickertSterling970-522-0975212/31/23