With the arrival of spring, the Mountain View County weed inspection program is once again underway.
Weed inspectors will be visible throughout the County looking for Prohibited Noxious and Noxious weeds, while increasing public awareness of invasive weed species and the weed inspection program.
County weed inspectors will always attempt to make contact with landowners before entering property to issue weed notices. Mountain View County’s weed inspection program is run under the provincial Weed Control Act.
Of note, the County’s Ag Services Department is asking landowners to be on the lookout for Absinthe Wormwood, an aggressive weed that is being noticed in the east portion of the County. This weed is toxic to livestock.
In the western portion of Mountain View County, Wild Caraway is being found. It is not utilized by livestock and can quickly displace nearly all other vegetation where infestations go uncontrolled.
If you would like to report a weed problem, have questions about the weed inspection program or would like more information about Absinthe Wormwood and Wild Caraway, please contact Agricultural Services at 403-559-7411 or visit us online at our Weeds Page.