Hunting Hawkweed

‘Hunting Hawkweed’ is a volunteer initiative that evolved as part of a broader weed control program to hunt down a Class 1 Noxious Weed.

Since 2009, over 200 volunteers have assisted in the search for orange hawkweed across the Jagungal Wilderness Area.   Volunteers have been instrumental in surveillance and protecting sensitive environments, like alpine bogs, from the hawkweed invasion.  Surveys coincide with the peak flowering period, which makes orange hawkweed easier to detect. It’s a great way to see the park and learn about the National Parks and Wildlife Service effort to eradicate this species

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