Information archive — weeds / invasive plants
If you own property in Clark County, Washington, and want weeds or something you think may be a weed identified and recommendations given for abatement and/or management, help is a phone call or click away.
There are many problem plants in our county, but also many resources to help.
Clark County Vegetation Management
Clark County Vegetation Management - Clark County, WA.
Clark County Vegetation Management is a trusted resource for help with invasive weeds. Resources include weed identification and management, informative brochures, links to additional resources, and scheduling a visit for help with ID, abatement and/or management.
If you or your neighbors have a problem with noxious weeds, contact:
Master Gardener Answer Clinic
If they don’t know, they usually can point you in the right direction.
Noxious Weed List
Noxious Weed List — Washington State list.
Noxious Weed List— Clark County, WA list.
Weed ID Guide
Weed ID Guide — City of Portland, OR Environmental Services.
Identify & Manage Invasive or Noxious Plants
We encourage you to learn to recognize and remove invasive plants like: English Ivy, English Holly, Barberry, Herb Robert, Yellow Archangel, Yellow Flag Iris, Butterfly Bush, Spurge Laurel, Black Locust, Periwinkle, Cherry Laurel, Bindweed. These are but a few! Check out these resources showing you what to look for and good plant alternatives.
Alternatives to Pesticides
Alternatives to Pesticides — NBB program.
Provides the basics for home gardening without pesticides.
Garden Wise: Non-invasive Plants for your Garden
Garden Wise: Non-invasive Plants for Your Garden — A group of Washington state agencies.
Invasive Species — GOERT.
Information about management and eradication of a host of invasive species that affect not only the Victoria, BC area, but here in Clark County, too. You can download the Field Manual in full, or just the pages about the plant you are interested in managing or eradicating.
Note: There may be some plants that are invasive in Victoria, BC which are not invasive here. Consult WA Invasive Species List to be certain.
- Blackberry — Clark County Vegetation Management. ID, manage, eradicate.
- Blackberry — Nature Conservancy. ID, manage, eradicate.
- Reed Canary Grass — Nature Conservancy. ID, manage, eradicate.
- Reed Canary Grass — Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. ID, manage, eradicate.
- Stumps, Keep Them from Re-sprouting — NBB program.
- Tree of Heaven — City of Portland, OR. ID, manage, eradicate.
- Tree of Heaven — PennState. ID, manage, eradicate.
Related resources: Alternatives to Chemicals
Related articles: Appropriate Plants | Alternatives to Chemicals