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INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT HOTLINE - POSTED MAY 23, 2020

This information was posted on Saturday, May 23, 2020, for applications that will take place the week of May 26, 2020.

Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

OSMP staff will spot apply Clearcast, an EPA Category III herbicide, to tall oatgrass at the following properties:

  • Boulder Greens Venture, located west of South Foothills Highway and south of Greenbriar Boulevard. The South Boulder Creek West, and Greenbriar Connector Lower Big Bluestem, trails are in the vicinity of the treatement area.
  • Dunn II and Rudd – West, located west of South Foothills Highway and south of Eldorado Springs Drive. The Dowdy Draw and Community Ditch trails are in the vicinity of the treatment area.
  • Rudd – East, located east of South Foothills Highway and south of Marshall Road. The Coal Seam, Community Ditch, and Marshall Valley trails are in the vicinity of the treatment area.
  • Buckingham Park, located west of Olde Stage Road and south of Lefthand Canyon Drive. There are no trails in the vicinity of the treatment area.

OSMP staff will spot apply Clearcast and Milestone, EPA Category III herbicides, to reed canarygrass, common teasel, diffuse knapweed, and thistles at the Colorado Open Lands, Straty/Cline, and Short & Milne properties, located north of Valmont Road and on the east and west sides of North 61st Street. The Valmont Path is near the treatment area, but does not occur on any of these properties.
 
OSMP contractors will spot apply Milestone and Escort, EPA Category III herbicides, to whitetop, perennial pepperweed, houndstongue, Canada thistle, burdock, and common teasel, at the ERTL II property, located west of 95th Street and north of Valmont Road. The East Boulder - White Rocks Trail is in the vicinity of the treatment area.

A CDOT contractor will spot apply Milestone, an EPA Category III herbicide to common mullein, common teasel, Scotch/Canada thistle, and hairy willow-herb, as well as Escort, an EPA Category III herbicide, to perennial pepperweed at the Colorado Open Lands property and Pearl Parkway right-of-way. These are located north of Valmont Road and east of 55th Street. The Boulder Creek Path is in the vicinity of the treatment area.

Contact Laurie Deiter, Open Space and Mountain Parks Department, 303-413-7648 for more information.

Boulder Municipal Airport and Parks and Recreation Urban Resources - Prairie Dog Managment
Throughout the summer on an as-needed basis, prarie dog burrows that are encroaching on airport facilities or the Boulder Reservoir dam-face buffers will be treated in accordance with local, state and/or federal regulations using a Pressurized Exhaust Rodent Controller (PERC) machine that pipes carbon monoxide into prairie dog burrows. 
 
Contact Joy Master, Parks and Recreation Urban Resources, 303-413-7261 for more information about Boulder Reservior applciations and Denis Godrey, Boulder Airport, for questions concerning airpot applications at 303-441-3108.