Weed and Brush Control
This program involves controlling prohibited and noxious weeds on public and private property, using the most effective and environmentally sound means possible. We control trees and brush along the roads as well, for safety purposes and maintenance.
It is the mandate of the Agricultural Service Board to present the residents of the County with current information, new technology and new legislation as it becomes available. To this end, we arrange seminars, workshops, and tours to provide this information. We communicate with government agencies to provide information on behalf of the farming community when legislation is being developed.
The Agricultural Service Board works with landowners to control coyotes and pocket gophers, with available resources and in accordance with the legislation. Magpie, skunk, fox and weasel traps are available to rent for a small fee. They also work with beaver control, but only if affecting flooded agricultural lands (*crop related, such as hay, pasture, cereals and grains). Please note there may be a charge for some of these services, traps, and controls.
The Agricultural Service Board promotes conservation practices and ideas that will enhance agriculture and the environment by updating and improving methods that will be compatible with the environment. Workshops, sessions, and models are offered on numerous topics from integrated pest management to the promotion of recycling of Agricultural products such as chemical cans, silage plastic, and baler twine.
Invasive species are threatening our great outdoors. Invader Rangers are making a stand. This workbook
is a great tool to help our youth learn about invasive weeds with fun and interactive activities.
Shelterbelt Tree Program
The County offers a shelterbelt program and takes orders starting in early January. Information is published in the Barrhead Leader, or call the County office at 780-674-3331 to place your order or get more information.
Orders are no longer being accepted for the 2020 Shelterbelt Tree Program.
Trees will be available for pick up on May 14 from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. and May 15 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Location for pick up is at the Agricultural Service Board Distribution Centre which is at the County compound located on Boundary Road. (Take Highway 18 west out of town and turn north on Boundary Road. Location is the first right just past the mailboxes.)