Noxious Weeds

DEFINITION

"Noxious weeds" or "weeds" means any exotic plant species established or that may be introduced in the state that may render land unfit for agriculture, forestry, livestock, wildlife, or other beneficial uses or that may harm native plant communities and that is designated:

  • as a statewide noxious weed by rule of the department; or
  • as a district noxious weed by a board, following public notice of intent and a public hearing.