The weed free hay program was passed by the USDA Forest Service to help prevent the introduction of new weed seeds into designated areas on all Forest Service lands. Pack and saddle animals are required to use feed that is either commercially processed feed or crop products certified to be free of weed seeds. Invasive plants can be introduced into our wilderness areas via non-certified hay, mulch, straw and raw feeds. Learn more about certified weed free hay.
Noxious Weed News
The November meeting will be held remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please call (509) 237-4567 ahead of the meeting time for remote attendance instructions. Meeting updates will be posted here, so please check back for updated information.
Director Nominations Hearing - Sections 1 and 3
The hearing to consider nominations for Director of Section 1 and Director of Section 3 will be held remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please call (509) 237-4567 ahead of the hearing time for remote attendance instructions. To submit written comments before the hearing, you may contact us through our website or send comments to PO Box 1115, Ephrata, WA, 98823.