CDA Taking Applications to Fill Three Stakeholder Positions on Noxious Weed Advisory Committee

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The Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for three positions which will become vacant in December on the Noxious Weed Advisory Committee. The Committee provides recommendations to the Department to help protect landowners, agricultural lands, and the environment. 

“The Noxious Weed Advisory Committee plays an important role in shaping Department and State policy, since committee members solicit input from the stakeholders they represent to help inform state management plans,” said Les Owen, Conservation Services Division Director. “We value input from people with diverse perspectives and backgrounds who can provide the Committee with a broad view of the challenges of weed management and help craft solutions that best reflect public and private interests.”

The Noxious Weed Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the Department concerning 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.

The committee consists of 17 members, who are appointed by the Commissioner of Agriculture. Members serve two year terms and are limited to two full consecutive terms each. The committee meets quarterly at CDA’s Broomfield office, although meetings may be conducted virtually in response to the COVID pandemic. At least one meeting and one field visit are usually held out of the Denver area annually.

The following positions will become vacant in December. Nominations are currently being accepted online and must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. MT on Friday, December 3, 2021.

Upcoming vacancies:

  • County official – a county commissioner or county official who is involved in land management matters.

  • Green industry – one who works in the horticulture, greenhouse, nursery, urban forestry, or turf fields.

  • Conservation/Environmental organization – one who works as staff, board, or volunteer of a non-governmental organization focused on conservation and/or environmental matters. 

CDA is committed to balancing varying interests on the Committee to ensure wide geographic and industry representation. 

For more information including the application form, please view the Noxious Weed program web page (ag.colorado.gov/conservation/noxious-weeds).

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