While Idaho County is one of the most beautiful and diverse in Idaho, it's assets also provide an environment very conducive to exotic plant growth. We have the largest land area of any county in the state, allowing plenty of space to grow invaders. We have precipitation variation from less than 10 inches per year to over 60 inches in some areas of the county. We also have elevational differences from over 8,000 feet to under 1,500 feet above sea level. And, our soils vary from sand to clay.
This spectacular space and environmental diversity allows us the ability to grow almost any weed in the world.
In addition to the ecological environmental assets for weed growth, Idaho County has become an increasingly important destination for travelers and recreationists. This influx of visitors is often an important introduction mechanism for invading alien weed species.
The Idaho County Weed Management office is charged with providing solutions for the weeds we have, as well as for prevention practices for the weeds that are being introduced. One of the solutions to these challenges has been the formation of Coordinated Weed Management Areas in the county.
Carl Crabtree, Supervisor
320 West Main Street, Rm 3
Grangeville, Idaho 83530