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The districts are designed to serve the public and are primarily financed by local tax dollars. Depending on the County in which the District is located, a certain percentage of each district’s program is financed by taxes and the remainder is financed by other revenue, including:
- Custom service with private cooperators
- Contracts or Cooperative Agreements with state and federal agencies
- Pesticide sales
- State appropriated funds
- Grant funds
Each district is geared to meet specific weed or pest needs in the county. The districts offer:
- Technical assistance to set up a weed or pest management program using integrated management.
- Cost-share programs which reduce the cost of managing certain weeds or pests. These programs vary from district to district; check with your district supervisor for details and availability of cost-share programs in your county (designed by the District Boards).
- Special programs may be established to meet specific local needs. If the problem is significant, some weed or pest species may be classified by law as “declared”.
- Provide an inspection service to attest your fields meet Wyoming Certification Standards and certify the resulting forages are certified weed-free.
- Tap the resources of the Wyoming Weed and Pest Council, the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Department of Agriculture, and various other federal, state, and private organizations.
Although actual daily operations are site-specific to local conditions, the general goals and operating procedures are similar for all Districts statewide.
Each district strives to achieve the best management with minimal environmental damage by employing Integrated Management Systems that take into consideration:
- The most efficient and effective methods
- Scientific evidence and current technology
- Physiology and habitat of the site
- The economic, social, and ecological consequences of the program
- The economic considerations
The Wyoming Weed and Pest Council is happy to announce it is offering a $1,000.00 scholarship to Wyoming residents!
WYOMING WEED AND PEST COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: MARCH 23, 2019
Guidelines: Applicant must be a Wyoming resident, either graduating high school or an enrolled college student that is or will be pursuing a college discipline of or relating to agriculture or natural resources. The applicant must attend a university, community college or trade school that is certified by an accrediting agency.
Inclusive of seedlings, ligules, seeds, and invasive grasses, this comprehensive document gives you insight into how these species appear, impact the environment, and steps to take in avoiding or reporting them.