What is the Colorado Noxious Weed Act?
The Colorado Noxious Weed Act ("the Act") (PDF) and its governing rules and regulations state that certain noxious weeds pose a threat to the continued economic and environmental value of the land in Colorado, and that they must be managed by all landowners in the state, both private and public.

These statutes also require the local governing authority to adopt and administer a noxious weed management program aimed at reclaiming infested acres and protecting weed-free land. The Act directs local governments to take the steps necessary to manage noxious weeds in their respective jurisdictions, and grants them authority to enforce the Act.

In accordance with these statutes, Pitkin County has established a Weed Advisory Board, a Noxious Weed Management Plan, and a Weed Management Enforcement Policy.

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1. What is a noxious weed?
2. What is the Colorado Noxious Weed Act?
3. What are the noxious weeds in Pitkin County?
4. Are these the only weeds we need to be concerned about?
5. What if my neighbors don't control noxious weeds on their property?
6. Who pays for weed control?
7. How can I get help identifying weeds on my property?
8. What should I do if I find noxious weeds on my or someone else's property in Pitkin County?
9. I have introduced biological controls to control an infestation. Can the county still require additional control measures?
10. How can I help prevent the spread of noxious weeds?
11. How can Pitkin County help me?
12. Who are the municipal noxious weed contacts in Pitkin County?