DOUGLAS COUNTY SUBDIVISION WEED CONTROL PLANS
Weed Control Plan - Basically, answer the following questions and allow room at the end for any
comments by the Weed Control Authority.
• Noxious Weed Infestations- (Present or have been in the past)
If unknown, check Noxious Weed Control Authority office
Note: If Leafy Spurge and/or Canada Thistle are present all dirt and soil contaminated must
stay on property.
• Has the Land been disturbed or will it be graded?
• If so, what is the plan to plant a cover crop (grass, alfalfa, etc.)? What is the plan to
• What are the plans for managing areas difficult for equipment? (ie. Steep hills, ditches,
• What is the plan to manage and/or control present and future Noxious Weed Infestations?
(minimum 5 year plan)
Contacts – Landowner address and phone
Sample Plans Below
Sample Plans –
NOXIOUS WEED CONTROL PROGRAM
1.0 PRIOR TO GRADING OPERATIONS
1.1 Row crop or cover crop will be planted, maintained and harvested
following standard farming practices.
1.2 The site or portion of the site that does not have a row crop or cover crop
will be maintained as follows:
1.2.1 The site will be mowed to a maximum 6" height, a minimum of
three times during the growing season.
1.2.2 The site will be inspected three times per year for identification of
noxious weeds by personnel knowledgeable in the identification of
plant materials designated as noxious weeds by the State of
1.2.3 Any areas identified as having noxious weeds on the site will have
those areas of weeds controlled either through removal of the
plants, mowing or application of a herbicide, using whichever
method is appropriate for the site and plant.
2.0 DURING SITE GRADING OPERATIONS
2.1 Portions of the site that are bare ground and are undergoing active site
grading will not have a noxious weed control program.
2.2 Any portion of the site not undergoing active site grading will have a
noxious weed control program as per Section 1.0.
2.3 Other requirements by Noxious Weed Control Authority pertaining to
grading site (if necessary):
3.0 AFTER SITE GRADING OPERATIONS
3.1 A noxious weed control program will be instituted and maintained on the
site as per Section 1.0
3.2 The noxious weed control program will continue on the site or portions of
the site until and through final site development, which shall be considered
as 75% of building sites built upon.
4.0 RECORD KEEPING
4.1 The owner shall maintain records of all activities of the noxious weed
control program for the site including but not limited to records of crops
and farming practices, mowing schedules, inspection reports and weed
control measures and methods.
Noxious Weed Control Authority Notes:
Noxious Weed Control Plan for Sample Subdivision
The E ½ of the SE ½ of Section 1, T16N, R12E in Douglas County, Nebraska
1) According to DCNWC, there is not a history of noxious weed infestations
on the subject property.
2) The subject property will be graded using cut and fill from the site. There
will be no import or export of soil on this property. The areas within the
jurisdictional waterways and wetland areas will not be disturbed other than
for roadway and sewer crossings. All newly graded slopes are designed
at a maximum grade of 3:1 to allow for access for mowing and
3) Once the area is graded to completion, top soil will be redistributed and
the area will be seeded with subdivision mix. As the newly planted areas
grow, the area is mowed on a monthly basis to control any weeds from
overtaking the preferred plants. This allows for continuous observation of
any new noxious weed infestations and quick action to spray or remove
4) Any area that is disturbed by the construction of utilities or streets will be
reseeded within 14 days of the completion of such construction, weather
5) The mowing and observations are to continue until all of the lots are sold
or built upon. At that time the maintenance of the common areas become
the responsibility of the Homeowners Association and the SID
respectfully. The subdivision agreement and the HOA agreement will both
contain language referring to the control of noxious weeds.
6) The following are contacts for this project:
7) Weed Control Authority Notes:
This plan approved by the Douglas County Noxious Weed Control Authority
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