Noxious Weed Advisory Board


  • 9:30 am two times a year.
  • Kootenai County Search and Rescue Building                                                                    10865 N Ramsey Rd                                                                                                       Hayden, ID 83835
  • Members of the public are welcome - and encouraged - to attend
  • A list of meeting dates for the current year can be found here.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

  • Jack Zimmer
    Most Recent Appointment: January 1, 2021
    Expiration: December 31, 2022
    Board Member Since: 2017
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  • Laurin Scarcello
    Most Recent Appointment: January 1, 2021
    Expiration: December 31, 2022
    Board Member Since: 2019     
  • Linda Ely
    Most Recent Appointment: January 1, 2021
    Expiration: December 31, 2022
    Board Member Since: 2015                                                                                        Email Linda Ely
  • Kelly Hanson
    Most Recent Appointment: February 8, 2022
    Expiration: December 31, 2023
    Board Member Since: 2007
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Kootenai County is committed to the control of noxious weeds, which are plant species not native to the area, and which have a potential to cause injury to public welfare, including, but not limited to, health, crops, livestock, land or other property along with degrading native flora and fauna habitats. As of 2014, 65 plant species have been designated as noxious weeds by Idaho law; several of which exist in Kootenai County. Noxious weeds cost Idaho landowners millions of dollars a year in crop losses and land degradation. 

It is the responsibility of each property owner to ensure that noxious weeds are controlled on their land. Kootenai County, along with participating agencies, utilizes integrated pest management (IPM) practices to control and contain noxious weeds on public property and rights of ways. The Noxious Weed Advisory Board, in conjunction with the Board of County Commissioners and the county Noxious Weed Control Department, coordinate noxious weed management.


  • The board of county commissioners may appoint persons to a weed control advisory committee, who shall be persons knowledgeable of noxious weeds and the damage done by weeds. 
  • The members of the advisory committee shall be residents of or landowners in one of the counties included in the cooperative weed management area. 
  • The members of the county weed control advisory committee shall be appointed for renewable terms of two years, and the appointments shall be staggered so that not more than 3 members' terms may expire in any year.
  • It shall be the duty and responsibility of the county weed control advisory committee to meet at least once in each calendar year to review and report on the statue of the county noxious weed program. Also to act as a liaison to noxious weed boards of other counties, and provide a forum for public input on matters relating to the control of county noxious weeds. Advisory committees have no executive powers and act in an advisory capacity only.
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