Baker County Weed District
If the landowner fails to remediate the issue, Baker County Weed will post the site in three conspicuous places stating that the site is in non-compliance.
After 10 days, Baker County Weed District can trespass, treat the weeds in any mean necessary - even if it affects the crop or site.
Once this is performed, the costs of the said activities will be billed.
Rules and Regulations
For many years there has been a push for laws supporting weed control. One of the first enactment of this kind of legislation was in 1975 as the Federal Noxious Weed Act (FIFRA) through many changes in the legislature we now have the Plant Protection Act of 2000 (which suspended FIFRA). Each of these acts enabled the government to take a stand against noxious weeds to protect public health, livestock, and the lands of the United States.
Weeds are determined as NOXIOUS by the Secretary of Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and/or a designated person from each state. This individual will declare a weed NOXIOUS by its potential harm to people, crop production, livestock, and property.
In Oregon we have a State Noxious Weed Law which governs (via legislation) the enforcement and control efforts as well as outlining obligations of each District in Oregon.
Oregon Noxious weeds are plant species that have been designated "noxious" by law. Oregon law lies under Chapter 569 175 - 995.
Noxious Weeds are listed as:
Under the Oregon Department of Agriculture "Noxious Weed Policy and Classification System 2019"
"Oregon Noxious Weed Policy and Classification (2019)" 'A', 'B,' and 'T,' listed weeds for the state of Oregon. The State Noxious Weed List is used to prioritize activities at the state level and provide direction in the development of county weed lists that guide local control programs. This list is part of a Noxious Weed Policy and Classification System and is jointly maintained by the Oregon State Weed Board and the Noxious Weed Control Program. Oregon Noxious Weed Policy and Classification
Listed "A" Weeds
Listed "B" Weeds
Listed "T" Weeds
Under the Oregon Noxious Weed Laws Weed Districts are established. These Weed Districts, normally county wide but not always, can established area Weed Districts such as:
Upper Burnt River Weed District - Hereford and Unity Area
Lower Burnt River Weed District - Durkee and Huntington Areas
Both of which are sub-districts within the Baker County Weed District.
For information on the State Noxious Weed Law click Oregon State Weed Law
Baker County Weed District
1995 3rd Street
Baker City, OR 97814
Phone: (541) 523-0618
Fax: (541) 524-7666