Noxious Weeds to be Sprayed

Release Date: May 2, 2014

Contact(s): Bonnie Thompson, Val Goodnow


The U.S. Forest Service, Coeur d’Alene River Ranger District, will be treating noxious weeds on National Forest lands with herbicides from June through October 2014, depending upon weather conditions.  Roads, trails, and administrative areas considered for treatment are listed on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests’ website (http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ipnf/news-events). 

Treatment needs are determined based on noxious weed surveys.  Chemicals to be used include 2,4-D, Clopyralid, Metsulfuron Methyl, Triclopyr, Chlorsulphuron, Glyphosate, and Picloram.  The weeds to be targeted are spotted knapweed, meadow hawkweed, orange hawkweed, St. Johns’ wort, Canada thistle, bull thistle, rush skeletonweed, dalmatian toadflax, yellow toadflax, leafy spurge, blueweed (vipers’ bugloss), common bugloss, Scotch broom, multiflora rose, Japanese knotweed, tansy ragwort, poison hemlock, and common tansy. 

This project is part of an integrated pest management program that includes hand-pulling of weeds, chemical treatment, seeding/fertilizing of competitive native grasses, and biological controls.  Treatments will be accomplished in accordance with the Idaho Panhandle National Forests' Weed Pest Management Environmental Impact Statement. 

For further information, please contact Bonnie Thomson  or Val Goodnow at the Fernan Office of the Coeur d' Alene River Ranger District, (208) 769-3058 or (208) 769-3061. 

Areas of the Coeur d’Alene River Ranger District to be treated for noxious weeds are adjacent to the following locations:

 Roads

Forest Highways 9, 208, 605

Roads 149, 151, 152

Roads 202, 205, 206, 207, 209, 256, 257, 258, 259, 260, 261, 264, 265, 268, 270, 271, 290

Roads 306, 323, 330, 332, 379, 385, 392

Roads 400 series, 406, 407, 409, 411, 412, 413, 422, 424, 430, 434, 436, 437, 438, 439, 442, 453, 456, 465, 499

Roads 534, 539, 544

Roads 600, 602, 605, 610, 612, 614, 616, 620, 621, 622, 625

Roads 724, 794, 796, 799

Roads 800, 801, 802, 805, 806, 807, 808, 810, 812

Roads 900 series, 903, 904, 911, 919, 925, 929, 931, 933 series, 943, 944, 945, 946, 947, 948, 950, 951, 953, 956, 959, 961, 965, 974, 978, 985, 992, 993, 994

Road 1005

Roads 1504, 1505, 1511, 1516, 1521, 1526, 1530, 1532, 1550, 1551, 1552, 1560, 1562, 1568, 1569 series, 1586, 1587

Roads 1600 series

Roads 2302, 2321, 2322, 2329, 2340, 2342, 2349, 2352, 2354, 2360, 2361, 2367, 2376, 2378, 2387

Roads 3010, 3025, 3026, 3093, 3097, 3099

Roads 3100 series

Road 6310

Roads 6519, 6521, 6532, 6536, 6538, 6544, 6545

Road 6636

Road 6749

Administrative Sites

Avery Creek Picnic Area

Beauty Creek Campground

Bell Bay Campground

Berlin Flats Campground

Big Hank Campground/Meadows

Bumblebee Campground

Bumblebee Meadows Dispersed Sites

Coeur d’Alene Nursery

Clee Creek Rest Area

Devil’s Elbow Campground

Graham Creek Dispersed Site/Trailhead

Hawkseye Dispersed Site

Helispots

Honeysuckle Campground

Jordan Camp Dispersed Site

Kit Price Campground

Lone Mountain Seed Orchard

Long Pool Dispersed Site

Magee Historic Site/Trail Creek Site

Medimont Boat Launch

Mokins Bay Campground

Moon Gulch Mine Restoration

Mullan Road Historic Site

President Flats Dispersed Site

Prichard Bridge Picnic Area

Rainy Hill Boat Launch/Dispersed Site

Shoshone Rest Area

Shoshone Park

Silver Valley/Fernan Offices and Parking

Trails

4th of July Pass Trail System

Bear Creek Trail 323

Canfield Mountain Trail System

Coal Creek/Graham Creek Trails 17, 18, 33, 41

English Point Trail System

Independence Meadows/Trail 22

Laverne Trails

Lookout Pass Area Trails

Marie Creek Trail 241

Trails 81, 2320, 3093