Beaver County recognizes that road allowances serve as a pathway for the movement of noxious and prohibited noxious weeds around the County. It is for this reason that Beaver County applies herbicides, mows, and seeds it’s roadside ditches to control and stop the spread of invasive plants through the County.
Beaver County has adopted a Weed Control Policy to remedy weed problems within the County. Each year Beaver County sprays approximately one-third of its road allowances to control weeds along roadsides. This is done on a rotational basis throughout the County, for a map of where and when the County will be spraying in your area please click here.
Please bear in mind that Beaver County is not responsible for the maintenance of primary and secondary highways which run through the County. To report problems along provincial highways please contact Alberta Transportation.
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Beaver County will remove problem trees and shrubs within County road allowances which inhibit road maintenance operations, compromise the integrity of the road surface, reduce visibility, and pose a risk to overall traffic safety. The County performs these operations on a three-year rotation throughout Beaver County. The County utilizes a combination of mechanical and herbicide control methods to control trees and shrubs within County roadways as stated in the County’s Roadside Brush Control Policy. To find out when tree removal operations will be taking place in your area click here.
Beaver County will also remove trees and shrubs from private land near intersections within the County. The County will not remove trees on private land until a written agreement is obtained from the landowner. The County actively seeks to obtain agreements and aims to work proactively with landowners in order to improve sightlines and traffic safety for County residents and visitors of the County.
Beaver County will begin its 2017 roadside mowing operations during the third week of June. Mowing operations will begin in Division 5 and progress throughout the County along with all gravelled and hard surfaced County roads. Please let this serve as a reminder to keep gates and other debris out of County ditches, and approaches as they are difficult for the operators to see. Roadside mowing operations will continue within the County until roadside mowing is no longer warranted or feasible.
For information regarding mowing along primary and secondary highways within the County please contact Alberta Transportation.
For any questions regarding Beaver County's Roadside Weed Control Program, Tree Management Program, or Mowing Program please call or email Mike Bates, Agricultural Fieldman, at (780) 663-3730.