Watch out for those weeds!

Join The Mountaineers for a weed watchers hike this spring and summer! Learn how to identify and remove invasive plants and to do trail surveys to find noxious weed infestations before they get too big.
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May 19, 2016

Invasive non-native plants are a major threat to biodiversity in our National Forests. The Mountaineers is partnering again this year with King County and the National Forest Service to help stop the spread of invasive species in our wilderness areas.

Without early detection and eradication, weeds like yellow archangel, orange hawkweed, and Himalayan blackberry quickly crowd native species. Uncontrolled, weeds like oxeye daisy can monopolize alpine meadows, English ivy will cover forest canopies and Japanese knotweed will choke creek-side vegetation.

You can help detect and prevent major invasive plant infestations while enjoying hikes in Washington’s incredible wilderness areas!

The Wilderness Weed Watchers Program trains volunteers to identify, map, and control invasive species along backcountry trails and campsites. In partnership with Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and King County, volunteers gain skills in plant identification, enjoy scenic hikes and contribute important data to the U.S. Forest Service.

Join a trip today!

We have three great opportunities to get involved this May and June. 

Learn more

Have additional questions about the program? Touch base with and check out more info on the King County Weed Watcher website online. 

Photo courtesy of Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board