The Yolo County Weed Management Area (YCWMA) was formed in 1999 by federal, state, county and city agencies, private industry, and landowners that are concerned about the explosion of invasive plant species in Yolo County. The YCWMA promotes and coordinates efforts toward the management and control of the County’s noxious weeds through education and cooperation with landowner’s, agencies, and the general public. If you are interested in weed control – please join us! To read more information about our organization and goals you can link to our MOU document and our Strategic Plan.
The YCWMA uses an integrated approach in weed control and eradication. Herbicides, hand removal, mechanical removal, mowing, burning, grazing, mulching, biological control, and revegetation are all methods employed to various extents on a project by project basis to achieve the most biologically sound, environmentally friendly, and cost effective, long-term weed control possible.
The Yolo County Weed Management Area’s weed management strategy includes:
- Disseminating weed management and control information to the public, rural landowners, agencies, policy makers, and others;
- Conducting workshops that include weed identification and management techniques;
- Mapping infestation areas for specified weeds in Yolo County;
- Reducing transport of seeds or other plant parts capable of reproduction;
- Improving coordination and cooperation between all agencies involved with noxious and invasive weeds in Yolo County;
- Providing an infrastructure and facilitate research programs for weed management and eradication programs within the county;
- Promoting changes in land treatment that result in a reduction of weeds of concern to the YCWMA including revegetation and restoration.
Yolo County Weed Management Area
Yolo County Resource Conservation District
221 West Court
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: (530) 662-2037
Fax: (530) 662-4876