Rush Skeletonweed is a menace to rangeland ecosystems; capable of reproducing by root as well as seed, this perennial member of the sunflower family boasts formidable versatility through its substantial root system, a capacity to flourish during drought, all too easily wind-borne seed, very little leaf surface by which to translocate many common herbicides and the ability to produce offspring from root fragments as small as 1/2″ rendering digging or tillage as very unfavorable control methods.
The ACNWCB considers this specie as one of the most significant threats to natural resources in the county and is a “Class B Designate” noxious weed meaning that the specie is designated for control as it is currently not ubiquitously widespread in our area.
Rush Skeletonweed Cost-Share Program-
For treatment of rush skeletonweed, the ACNWCB will cover the first $500 of treatment, and then match an additional $500 expense by the ACNWCB per landowner. In other words, the ACNWCB will pay for the first $500, and then will split the next $1000 of treatment for a total of $1,500 of treatment. Another example: If the treatment costs $700, the ACNWCB will pay for the first $500, and then split the remaining $200 with the landowner. Therefore, for this example, ACNWCB will have paid $600, and the landowner will have paid $100.
Work will be done on a first-come first-serve basis until funds are exhausted or environmental conditions prohibit treatment.
How to Apply-
Contact the Program Coordinator for details!