In order to preserve and improve local biodiversity the Siskiyou RCD's Botany Program is directed at designing and implementing projects that educate landowners and users as well as contain, reduce and eradicate high-priority invasive plant populations within the District.
- Siskiyou RCD works with partners through the KARISM (Klamath Alliance for Regional Invasive Species Management). The Klamath Region of California warrants its own invasive species management area due to considerations unique to the Klamath Mountains such as remote location, ecological diversity, rugged terrain, and tribal sovereignty. This group promotes a non-chemical approach to invasive species management in respect to Tribal ordinances against herbicide use.
- Siskiyou RCD partners with the Siskiyou County Agriculture Department in developing and implementing projects that control, reduce and eradicate invasive or noxious plant species within the District.
- Siskiyou RCD is a partnering organization of the Siskiyou County Weed Management Area.
Invasive Plant Resources
Invasive Plant Species Identification & Control Guide: Selected Weeds of Scott Valley, California (Under Construction).
Scott Valley Invasive Species Field Identification Guide Download (Coming Soon)
Community Engagement & Current Projects
- Current Projects:
(2022-2023) French Creek Invasive Plant Management Project - an invasive plant/noxious weed management project focusing on Spotted Knapweed suppression in the French Creek watershed in Scott Valley, California. If you are a landowner in this area and would like more information, or to be apart of this project free of charge, please contact us directly!
(2022-2023) Klamath Watershed Weeds Inventory Project - an invasive plant/noxious weed management project focusing on surveying and manual eradication of high-priority species in the Shackleford Creek watershed in Quartz Valley, California. Project partners: Mid-Klamath Watershed, Salmon River Restoration Council, Quartz Valley Indian Tribe.
- Siskiyou RCD participates in the Siskiyou County Weed Management Area fair booth at the annual Siskiyou County Fair.