The Cordillera Metropolitan District oversees the Vegetation Management and Weed Control Program consistent with state and county laws and regulations. This program encompasses landscaping, weed control and revegetation.
Revegetation projects occur periodically in 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 private properties in Cordillera must be mitigated for noxious weeds. If, upon inspection, the Metro District finds undesirable plants within the property boundaries, Community Operations will notify the property owner 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.
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 to manage non-native plants that 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, association properties 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.