Weed Mitigation

The Town of Lyons currently utilizes a comprehensive weed management program for weed control on:

  • Over 90 acres of community & neighborhood parks
  • Over 135 acres of open space
  • Over 5 miles of trails
  • Public roads and right-of-ways in town limits
The Town of Lyons' weed management plan is an integrative approach, consisting of mowing, hand-pulling, herbicide application, cultural control, and public outreach and education. The objective of the plan is to minimize the occurrence of weeds and the associated negative impacts on native plant communities, public lands, and public corridors within Lyons.

The Town is working with Lyons Ecology Board on potential updates to current practices. In 2019, the Town will not be applying synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides in lawn or turf areas in LaVern M. Johnson Park, Sandstone Park, or several pilot areas, including the Barronway buyout parcel and riparian areas of LaVern M. Johnson Park. In addition, the use of Glyphosate will be discontinued in these areas. 

By utilizing an integrative approach to weed management, the Town strives to prevent the introduction of new invasive plant species, eradicate isolated or limited populations, and contain and manage weed species that are established within Lyons.

Goals

  • Minimize the occurrence of weeds and associated negative impacts on native plant communities, nearby open space lands, agricultural lands, and public corridors.
  • Utilize an integrative weed management approach to prevent the introduction of new invasive plant species and to contain and manage weed species that are established within the county.
  • Promote education and awareness of new and potential invasive weed species.
Integrated Weed Management Practices >>

Noxious Weeds


The Colorado Noxious Weed Act states that noxious weed management is the responsibility of each local governing agency - incorporated municipalities, counties, and lands owned by state and federal agencies. Boulder County currently has 22 plants which are listed in the Boulder County Noxious Weed Management Plan.

For more information on noxious weeds in Lyons, including mitigation resources, visit the Noxious Weeds page.