Nature & Science


What is a noxious weed?

Noxious weeds are weeds that, by law, must be controlled. They are the most competitive, aggressive and invasive plants. Many of these plants are not native and have been brought here without their natural enemy to keep them in check. They spread easily, reproduce quickly and in large quantities, and reduce the populations of desirable plants.

What is Wilderness?

Wilderness is designated by Congress to protect places with unique primeval character from an ever-expanding human civilization. It is managed to preserve its natural conditions and “wildness” and provide opportunities for solitude or primitive recreation.