Vegetation Management & Weed Control

The Cordillera Metropolitan District (CMD) oversees the Vegetation Management Program consistent with State and County laws and regulations. This program encompasses landscaping, weed control and revegetation.

Revegetation


Revegetation projects occur periodically on open space throughout the community.  Areas are seeded  with the proper native grass seeds as approved by the Cordillera Design Review Board and in conjunction with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) per the unique and diverse areas throughout Cordillera. 
All privately owned properties in Cordillera must mitigate for noxious weeds.  If, upon inspection, the Metro District finds undesirable plants within the property boundaries, Community Operations will notify the property owner that there are undesirable plants on the property and will coordinate with the owner to select an appropriate weed management program.

The weed management program exists to keep the community beautiful, preserve natural flora and minimize health risks to native wildlife, pests and people.

Weed Control

 
The Cordillera Weed Control Program was established through an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with Eagle County in accordance with the State of Colorado's "Weed Management Act." This Act was put into place because several species of non-native plants have become an economic and environmental threat to the value of land in Eagle County. This Act requires integrated methods be used to manage weeds, including: 
  • Cultural - Maintain favorable growth of desired plants over undesirable plants 
  • Chemical - Use of herbicides or growth regulators 
  • Biological - Use of organisms
  • Mechanical - Physically disruption like tilling, mowing, burning, hand pulling, etc. 
The IGA with Eagle County gives CMD authority to oversee and enforce the management and compliance of its own property, which also includes all open space, Associations and private properties within the Metro District boundaries. The Cordillera golf courses are managed by their own personnel.

Don't be fooled by the bright, blooming colors: below are Colorado noxious weed species commonly found in Cordillera. 

Houndstongue

houndstongue

Oxeyed Daisy

oxeyed daisy

Thistle

thistle

Toadflax

toadflax