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State Parks Weed Management Plan

Colorado State Parks Weed Management Plan

    • Client: Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Douglas, Jefferson and Arapahoe Counties
    • Type: Weed Management
    • Date: September 2014
    • Info: Blue Mountain Environmental Consulting prepared noxious weed management plans for Chatfield State Park and Cherry Creek State Parks.


  • BMEC designed management plans to provide park technicians with “Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)” for common weed management activities.  A major component of the plan places emphasis on properly selected and applied treatments. This includes details about which herbicides can be used on particular species. The plans identified near, mid- and long-term objectives for noxious weed management. A three-year timeline prioritized management activities providing season and method of treatment.

    Our mapping efforts identified roads, trails, developed areas and most habitat areas.  All current (and some former) species listed by the Colorado Noxious Weed Act were inventoried.

    Blue Mountain developed park-wide priority areas and priority species for management. This approach is based on ecological principles and integrated multidisciplinary methodologies. Priorities were set based on prevention, detection, suppression, restoration and monitoring.