Noxious Weed Advisory Board

Meetings

  • 9:30 am two times a year.
  • Kootenai County Search and Rescue Building                                                                    10865 N Ramsey Rd                                                                                                       Hayden, ID 83835
  • Members of the public are welcome - and encouraged - to attend
  • A list of meeting dates for the current year can be found here.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

  • Kelly Hanson
    Most Recent Appointment: January 1, 2020
    Expiration: December 31, 2021
    Board Member Since: 2007                Email Kelly Hanson
  • Linda Ely
    Most Recent Appointment: January 1, 2021
    Expiration: December 31, 2022
    Board Member Since: 2015                   Email Linda Ely
  • Jeff Odland
    Most Recent Appointment: January 1, 2020
    Expiration: December 31, 2021
    Board Member Since: 2020                     Email Jeff Odland
  • Jack Zimmer
    Most Recent Appointment: January 1, 2021
    Expiration: December 31, 2022
    Board Member Since: 2017
    Email Jack Zimmer
  • Laurin Scarcello
    Most Recent Appointment: January 1, 2021
    Expiration: December 31, 2022
    Board Member Since: 2019        

Intentions

Kootenai County is committed to the control of noxious weeds, which are plant species not native to the area, and which have a potential to cause injury to public welfare, including, but not limited to, health, crops, livestock, land or other property along with degrading native flora and fauna habitats. As of 2014, 65 plant species have been designated as noxious weeds by Idaho law; several of which exist in Kootenai County. Noxious weeds cost Idaho landowners millions of dollars a year in crop losses and land degradation. 

It is the responsibility of each property owner to ensure that noxious weeds are controlled on their land. Kootenai County, along with participating agencies, utilizes integrated pest management (IPM) practices to control and contain noxious weeds on public property and rights of ways. The Noxious Weed Advisory Board, in conjunction with the Board of County Commissioners and the county Noxious Weed Control Department, coordinate noxious weed management.

Guidelines

  • The board of county commissioners shall appoint a county weed control advisory committee consisting of not less than five members, who shall be knowledgeable of county noxious weeds and the damage done by such weeds.
  • The members of the county weed control advisory committee shall be appointed for terms of two years, and the appointments shall be staggered so that not more than 3 members' terms may expire in any year.
  • It shall be the duty and responsibility of the county weed control advisory committee to meet at least once in each calendar year to review and report on the status of the county noxious weed program. Also to act as a liaison to noxious weed boards of other counties, and provide a forum for public input on matters relating to the control of county noxious weeds. Advisory committees have no executive powers and act in an advisory capacity only.