May 2017
Welcome to the Teton County Weed and Pest District newsletter! We plan on updating subscribers on useful information pertaining to Mosquitoes and Invasive Species.

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In this edition you will find information regarding:
  • PlayCleanGo while you work!
  • Landowner Permission
  • Free Mosquito Services
  • Teton County Land Development Regulation (LDR) Updates
  • Upcoming Events - TCWP at Eco Fair, Weed Management & Composting Tips for Gardeners and TCWP May Board Meeting
PlayCleanGo while you work!
Did you know the mud stuck in the tread of your shoes or vehicle tires can be full  of plant seeds? Some of those seeds may belong to invasive plants. Therefore, it is important to clean mud and plant parts off your clothes, shoes, tires, etc. no t just in the spring but every time you play or work .
The District became a PlayCleanGo partner in 2014 and has actively promoted this positive message to help protect Jackson Hole. Have you heard the message or seen it on a sign at your favorite trailhead? We hope so! We live here to play and enjoy the abundant recreational opportunities in the area. This also makes it our responsibly to take care of what we love so that future generations can enjoy the same opportunities. Invasive species are not only spread through our recreational travels, but also by actions we do every day around the valley.   Continue reading
Landowner Permission

Do you own property in Teton County? Have you completed a permission form in the last two years? Please complete our landowner permission form so we can continue to provide service(s) on your property. 
Free Mosquito Services

TCWP provides both larval/adult mosquito surveillance and treatment for free on public and private lands within Teton County. We also monitor for, and track the presence/absence of West Nile Virus within specific species known to carry the disease. Learn more here!

Teton County Land Development Regulations (LDR) Updates
Invasive species thrive in disturbed areas using the disruption of the native species to ensure a foothold.  Over several years TCWP worked with the Teton County Planning Department to prevent one method of disturbance that leads to costly introduction of invasive species: construction projects.  As of January 1, 2017, all applications for grading permits require an invasive species management plan.  Requirements for the plans include:
  • Create an inventory of invasive species present on the property and begin managing species identified.
  • Clean all construction equipment before entering the site.
  • Leave areas infested with invasive species undisturbed as much as possible.
  • Routinely check and treat soil stockpiles.
  • Conduct revegetation immediately after construction is complete.
  • Use nursery and seed in accordance with Wyoming Nursery Stock Law and Wyoming Seed Law.
  • Conduct a post-construction inventory of the site and adjust the management plan accordingly.
By using these steps in even the smallest of home projects, landowners can reduce the likelihood of introducing new invasive species and save both time and money by reducing the need for long-term management.  Visit for more information on LDR compliance.

Upcoming Events
2017 Summer Office Hours, May 1st - September 30th: Tuesday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

TCWP at EcoFair, Saturday, May 13th from 12 - 5 p.m. at the Snow King Ball Field. Stop by to learn how to PlayCleanGo while you work with live demonstrations. 

Weed Management and Composting Tips for Gardeners, Thursday, May 18th from 6-8 p.m. at the Teton County/Jackson Recreation Center Meeting Room. Pre-register by 12:00 pm May 17  $15 Course code #10344

May Board Meeting, Tuesday, May 23rd - 12 noon at the TCWP conference room. 

Visit our Event Calendar on our website for more info. 

Thank you for subscribing to the Teton County Weed and Pest District Newsletter. We hope that you find the information useful! If there are any topics that would be of interest to you, please email me your suggestions. 




Amy Collett
Teton County Weed and Pest District
7575 S. Hwy 89 Jackson, WY 83001