The primary purpose of this Early Detection, Rapid Response (EDRR) Noxious Weed Alert page is to enable citizens to learn of and/or report new, typically small, infestations of state, county or other noxious or invading weeds. There are many small, often undiscovered, infestations of harmful invasive weeds that need to be controlled. If you know of any such infestations of plants you have not noticed in an area before or that "don't look like they belong," please go to EDDMapS.org to report your weed sighting. You may also contact your local Weed Department.
The EDDMapS will help you and weed control authorities stay ahead of the invading weeds in your area. EDRR is vital to effective weed control because small patches of invading weeds are typically much easier to control than well established patches are. Thank you for your help in discovering and controlling these harmful invasive weed species.
Please share your phragmites mapping data and send it to Patti Sutton at USDA. Any GPS data points with associated patch size or a simple google map with hand drawn circles where phragmites is located and rough estimate of acres would be helpful.
See Steve Dewey's PowerPoint program on several of these weeds (2.65 MB)
Dyer's Woad - A new, small infestation has been located in Uintah County near Steinaker Dam, north of Vernal, Utah. Reported and controlled by Nathan Belliston, May 2010.
Rush Skeletonweed - Was found in the Wasatch foothills above the University of Utah. Reported by Martin Earl, May 2008.
Sulpher Cinquefoil - Three locations found in Wasatch-Cache Forest, Logan Ranger District. Reported by Steve Dewey, 2007.
Common Tansy (no photo) - Two locations found in Wasatch-Cache Forest, Logan Ranger District. Reported by Steve Dewey, 2007.
Giant Arundo (Arundo donax) (no photo) - Found in Logan and Moab. Likely to be elsewhere. Reported by Steve Dewey, 2007.
Japanese Knotweed - Reported to be a potential problem in Weber County. Contact James Parks at (801) 399-8356.
Vipers Bugloss - Has been reported in Summit County and was placed on their County Noxious Weed list in 2004.
Garlic Mustard - Reported near Park City in Summit County. Also reported to have reached Salt Lake County.
Common Crupina - Significant threat. None reported in Utah yet.
Plumeless Thistle - Significant threat. None reported in Utah yet.
Scotch Broom - Significant threat. None reported in Utah yet.
Tansy Ragwort - Significant threat. None reported in Utah yet.