[5/4/16] Crupina Eradication Effort Underway

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Chelan Ranger District has launched their ongoing effort to eradicate Crupina from the north shore of Lake Chelan between Prince Creek and Moore Point.

Chelan District Ranger, Kari Grover-Weir, says the effort includes both herbicide treatment as well as good old fashioned weed pulling is the annual Noxious Weed Eradication project…

Kari says the district partners with Chelan County Noxious Weed Board, and brings in crews from the Washington Conservation Corps to work the section of crupina on the north shore of lake chelan.

National forest visitors can help prevent the spread of this noxious weed by learning how to recognize and avoid it, especially when hiking the popular Lakeshore Trail.  Hikers should limit off-trail travel in the infested area to avoid spreading seeds.  Informational posters and printed information about the plant are located on bulletin boards at both ends of the trail.

If forest visitors discover a crupina patch without survey flags nearby, please report this location to the Chelan Ranger District at 509-682-4900.  Please do not remove any crupina from the area, as you might unintentionally transport seeds.