Yellow Starthistle

Mesa County
August 27th, 2019
Mesa, CO
Join Mesa County on their noxious weed hunt for yellow starthistle, or pass on this info to someone you know!
 
Participants will receive a mini noxious weed lesson before scouting open rangeland above the town of Mesa.
 
Yellow starthistle is fatally poisonous to horses (causing chewing disease) and is considered poor forage for all livestock and wildlife. It also destroys native plant communities.
 
Meet at the Tri-River Extension Office 2775 Hwy 50 Grand Junction (W end of the big fairgrounds parking lot) at 08:00 on Tuesday, August 27 to carpool/caravan.
 
Mesa County workers will be onsite until approx. 3 pm. Volunteers may leave at lunch or stay all day.
 
Bring water, lunch, work gloves, and hiking shoes(with gaiters if you have them to keep cheatgrass seeds out of your socks.) Some shovels, sunscreen, bug spray, and light refreshments will be provided.
 
Contact Montana Cohn at 970-255-7121 or email weed.pest@mesacounty.us for more info and to RSVP.
 
Informational fact sheet on Yellow starthistle
 

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