2017 Noxious Weed Cost Share Program
The La Plata Conservation District Weed Cost Share Program is a collaborative effort with La Plata County to aide private landowners with the cost of controlling targeted weeds on their property. The program is to those who own or operate taxable land in La Plata County. The cost share funds are to be used primarily for purchasing herbicide to treat to weed-infested areas. If using a commercial applicator, one must show an itemized invoice with a separate amount for just the herbicide cost.
Applicants must schedule and participate in a site visit with the La Plata County Weed Control Coordinator. Call (970) 382-6470 to arrange a visit.
The applicant will be considered for the Cost Share Program if the Weed Control Coordinator confirms the presence of the La Plata County targeted weeds or the presence of Colorado List A or List B weeds.
Applicants will receive a written multi-year integrated noxious weed treatment plan that includes weed type, herbicide product, application rate and timing instructions. Additional information will be provided for large weed infestations.
The maximum reimbursement under the program is $600 per private land owner, $1,000 per homeowner association, and $1,200 per ditch company. Weeds must be treated prior to applying for reimbursement. Any reimbursement over $500 is subject to pre- and post- treatment monitoring from the county’s weed control staff.
Applications for reimbursement will be processed on a first-come first-served basis until all funds have been expended. Request for reimbursement will require treatment start and completion dates, acres treated and the original purchase receipts for treatment materials. Applications for cost share reimbursement must be received by Nov. 15 2017.
Applicants will be disqualified for attempting to defraud the program in any manner, applying alternate herbicides or at rates other than those specifically identified in the weed treatment plan or using program materials on lands outside the program guidelines.
Please read and fill out entire application carefully and completely. Incomplete applications will not be processed and will be returned by mail, resulting in delayed reimbursement. Your reimbursement cost share check will be issued by the La Plata Conservation District. Submit application, release form, map of weed project and original receipts (no photocopies) in one package to:
La Plata County Weed Office
2500 Main Ave
Durango, CO 81301
Do not include statements, credit card receipts or photocopies of checks in the application package. This program is available to all eligible applicants without discrimination. No endorsement of products is intended nor is criticism implied of products not mentioned.