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Ellensburg, WA 98926-2887
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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
It is the mission of the Kittitas County Noxious Weed Control Board to protect and preserve the agricultural
lands and natural resources of the county from the degrading effects of exotic and invasive noxious
weeds. The Board believes that the prevention of noxious weed infestations is the best approach both
economically and environmentally. To realize this goal a comprehensive prevention and early intervention
program will be advocated. By promoting communication with landowners a cooperative and coordinated
effort in the management of noxious weeds can be achieved by enhancing public awareness through educational
efforts. In the event that voluntary compliance is not achieved the Board shall enforce control pursuant
to RCW 17.04 and RCW 17.10.
It is hoped that voluntary compliance of weed control can by achieved by enhancing public awareness
through education. The KCNWCB has many publications on noxious weeds available to landowners as well
as backpack and handheld sprayers that are made available for landowners to borrow as a free public
service. Weed Board staff are also available year round to offer assistance and give recommendations
on weed control issues.
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.