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 weed management plan consists of an integrated management approach consisting of mowing, hand pulling, herbicide application, cultural control and public outreach/education. The Town of Lyons weed management plan is to minimize the occurrence of weeds and the associated negative impacts on native plant communities, public lands, and public corridors within Town limits.

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.

Utilizing an integrated weed management approach, the Town of Lyons 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 Boulder County, and more specifically within the limits of the Town of 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 integrated weed management approach in order to prevent the introduction of new invasive plant species and to contain and manage weed species that are well established within the county.
Promote education and awareness of new and potential invasive weed species.

Integrated Weed Management Practices

Boulder County - Noxious Weed List
Boulder County currently has 22 plants which are listed in the Boulder County Noxious Weed Management Plan