For information on specific noxious weeds or options for their management please visit our Weed Fact Sheets page.
Poisonous Plants of Whatcom County
Are you wondering about some of the plants lurking out in your pastures? Some of them could be toxic to your animals. Some are toxic to people too. "Livestock-Poisoning Plants of Whatcom County Pastures" in its third printing is available for free from the Noxious Weed Program. This booklet identifies 13 commonly found toxic plants in Whatcom County, their toxicity levels, which parts are poisonous and which animals are susceptible. There is also a list of landscape plants you should avoid planting near your pastures.
Click on the above title or the image on the right to view this publication, or call the office at 715-7470 if you would like to receive a free hard copy.
If you would like some suggested alternative plants to those botanical bullies,a booklet titled “Garden Wise: Non-Invasive Plants for Your Garden” is available for free at the Weed Board office: 360-715-7470. A July 2008 revised edition is now available. You can also view the booklet online here: