Baker County Noxious Weed Policy

How it Works
A more stringent compliance approach is needed to address out-of-control weeds that currently plague Baker County. In 2002, Baker County moved into a new different phase of noxious weed management. This new phase requires landowners and managers within the county to follow state laws regarding noxious weed control.

If you are currently working on your noxious weed problem, then you have nothing to worry about. Baker County Weed Control is targeting a very small segment of the population; those who "choose to do nothing" about their noxious weeds.

If folks choose to be non-compliant, the County Weed Supervisor reserves the right to treat the target weed. They will then be required to reimburse the county for all expenses incurred. If expenses are not paid, liens may be filed on the property for non-payment. In this process we will closely following Oregon noxious weed law, with a well defined and laid out process required before enforcement action is taken.

Only Baker County's "A" listed weeds will be given mandatory control status. These weeds have been chosen because they represent the highest economic and/or environmental risk to Baker County. They are:

Common Name/Taxonomic Name
Tansy Ragwort/Senecio Jacobaea L.
Musk Thistle/Carduus nutans L.
Leafy Spurge/Euphorbia esula L.
Rush Skeletonweed/Chondrilla juncea L.
Mediterranean Sage/Salvia aethiopis L.
Spotted Knapweed/Centaurea maculosa Lam.
Diffuse Knapweed/Centaurea diffusa Lam.
Yellow Starthistle/Centaurea solstitialis L.
Dalmation Toadflax/ Linaria genistifolia ssp.dalmatica L.
Dyers Woad/ Isatis Tinctoria L.
Common Bugloss/ Anchusa officinalis L.
Perennial Pepperweed/ Lepidium latifolium L.
Purple Loosestrife/ Lythrum salicaria L.
Black Henbane/ Hyoscyamus niger L.
Jointed Goatgrass/ Aegilops cylindrica Host
Buffalobur Solanum/ Rostratum Dun

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  • Jeffrey Pettingill
    Baker County Weed District
    1995 3rd Street
    Baker City, OR 97814
    Phone: (541) 523-0618
    Fax: (541) 524-7666