Tag Archives: weeds

Bullock signs order to combat invasive species

By | December 5, 2014

The Hungry Horse News reports that an executive order aimed at improving and streamlining Montana’s efforts to tackle the threat of invasive species was signed by Gov. Steve Bullock on Dec. 4. The order establishes an Montana Invasive Species Council to serve as the overarching council to combat invasive species in the state — both aquatic and… Read More »

Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Applications due December 1

By | October 29, 2014

The Montana Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for grant funding from the Noxious Weed Trust Fund (NWTF). Grant applications are due by December 1, 2014. The Trust Fund, established in 1985 by the Montana Legislature, can provide grant awards up to $75,000 for eligible noxious weed research projects, state and community education or development projects,… Read More »

Now is the Time to Spray for Noxious Weeds

By | September 13, 2014

This weekend and early next week are the perfect times to spray for noxious weeds.  We’ve had a hard frost and the weather is warming up, so the weeds are refocusing their attention from making flowers and seeds to growing new leaves and stems.  It’s called regrowth. That means that they will be taking up… Read More »

Flathead County Spraying Weeds

By | September 12, 2014

When we were going to town yesterday we noticed that the Flathead County Weed Department had two trucks out on the North Fork Road spraying noxious weeds.  We just wanted to say thank you to the County for helping us take care of this very serious problem. We’ve had a hard frost on the North… Read More »

Weeds are an expanding threat

By | September 4, 2014

In Larry’s Hungry Horse News column this week, he talks some more about weeds saying “One thing is certain — if noxious weeds are allowed to spread, they can result in a catastrophic loss of feed for ungulates, much more devastating than any number of wolves feeding on deer, elk and moose.”  We couldn’t agree more.… Read More »

Feds’ weeds are the problem

By | August 28, 2014

In this week’s Hungry Horse News column, Larry talks about the weeds on the North Fork.  He concludes that to successfully combat weeds, the Forest Service will have to commit millions of dollars, and I don’t think that’s likely. To focus on private property is useless and costly.  Read his full column here. Larry always asks, what… Read More »

Weed of the Week – Canada Thistle

By | August 6, 2014

We at the  NFNews staff thought that North Fork landowners might like to get information about noxious weeds during the period of time when you can actually do something about it.  So we’re starting a series called Weed of the Week. There are many important reasons for making certain that you have noxious weeds under… Read More »

Knapweed infests North Fork winter range

By | August 17, 2013

The Hungry Horse News reports that the hillsides above Big Creek and the North Fork of the Flathead River are valuable winter range for deer and elk. Unfortunately, a new invader has moved in — weeds. Spotted knapweed is becoming a problem along the North Fork Road where the 2001 Moose Fire razed the landscape. The Forest… Read More »