Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Briefs


Know your flora

The U.S. Forest Service has released an updated online wildflower map, a national guide to more than 317 prime wildflower-viewing spots across the country.

Searches can be conducted by state, national forest or geographic region. A description for each location describes the area's climate, the seasonal varieties of flowers and recommendations for the best time of year to visit.

For example, the entry for the Camas Prairie, contained in the Sawtooth National Forest, describes the history of the region and the most noted flora—the camas lily, in this case.

The map is part of the agency's Celebrating Wildflowers website, which includes information about thousands of plant species. The site can be found at www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/index.shtml.

Slots open on F&G commission

Gov. Butch Otter is accepting applications to replace two outgoing Idaho Fish and Game commissioners whose terms expire at the end of June.

Major duties include supervising the Department of Fish and Game, establishing regulations on fishing, hunting, trapping and wildlife management, approving department budgets for submission to the Legislature and conducting public hearings.

To be appointed, candidates must be residents of either the Salmon or Magic Valley Fish and Game regions, and be well informed regarding wildlife conservation and restoration. Commissioners are appointed for staggered four-year terms and appointments must be confirmed by the Senate.

Applications can be found at http://gov.idaho.gov/pdf/ApplicationForAppointment.pdf. All applications must be received or postmarked by May 18.

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Ketchum to spray weeds

The city of Ketchum will begin using herbicide to control noxious weeds in the city's rights-of-way beginning the week of May 14, as part of its new integrated pest management policy.

Signs will be placed where applications are to occur and applications are made in strict accordance to applicable laws and best management practices, according to a news release issued by the Ketchum Parks and Recreation Department. The technique used is commonly known as "spot spraying," wherein specific plants are targeted, as opposed to broadcast applications of herbicide.

People wishing to pull noxious weeds in the right of way adjacent to their property must notify the parks superintendent, at 726-7820. Loaned tools and garbage bags may be available.

The superintendent is also available for assistance with identification of noxious weeds on public and private property and can answer questions about Ketchum's integrated pest management policy.

For more information, contact Juerg Stauffacher, parks and natural resources superintendent, at jstauffacher@ketchumidaho.org or 726-7820.




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