Todd Herndon– Noxious Weed Superintendent
1621 W 10th Street
North Platte, NE 69101

308-532-4590 (p)
308-532-0292 (f)

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Weed Supervisor

Complaints about noxious weeds in Lincoln County can be made by calling the Weed Superintendent’s office at (308) 532-4590 or by completing the weed complaint form provided here and submitting it to Lincoln County Noxious Weed Control Authority. You can print this form out and mail it to the office at: 1621 W 10th, North Platte, NE 69101.

Noxious Weed Complaint Form

The county weed superintendent duties include:

  • Being certified, in writing, by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture as a commercial applicator.
  • Examining all lands under the jurisdiction of the control authority to determine if the Noxious Weed Control Act and the rules and regulations are being complied with.
  • Compiling infestation data and other reports as the Director of Agriculture or control authority may require.
  • Supervising and carrying out the coordinated control program within the county.
  • Completing 20 hours of continuing education, annually.
  • Ascertaining and tabulating the approximate amount and location of land infested with noxious weeds in the county, annually.
  • Ascertaining and preparing information required by the county board for preparation of the county budget.

Noxious Weeds

A noxious weed is an invasive species of a plant that has been designated by county, state or provincial, or national agricultural authorities as one that is injurious to agricultural and/or horticultural crops, natural habitats and/or ecosystems, and/or humans or livestock.  Typically they are plants that grow aggressively, multiply quickly without natural controls (native herbivores, soil chemistry, etc.), and adversely affect native habitats, croplands, and/or are injurious to humans, native fauna, and livestock through contact or ingestion.

Below are the current 9 noxious weeds in Nebraska.  For more information on each weed, please click on the image for downloadable fact sheet.

canada_thistleCanada Thistle

 

leafy_spurgeLeafy Spurge

 

musk_thistleMusk Thistle

 

phragmitesPhragmites

 

plumeless_thistlePlumeless Thistle

 

purple_loosestrifePurple Loosestrife

 

saltcedarSaltcedar

 

spotted_knapweedsSpotted Knapweeds

 

japenseweed2Japense Knotweed