“Invasive Weeds” are non-native plants that crowd our native and desirable species important to Warm Springs People and Wildlife.
Perennial Pepperweed forms infestations that can turn into monocultures. Accumulations of its semi-woody stems degrade nesting habitat. By displacing other species it threatens wildlife habitat and hay production. It reproduces by seed and root fragments. Hand pulling along with planting competitive vegetation reduces seed production.
To learn more about controlling invasive weeds like Perennial Pepperwood – you can contact these local resources: Suzie Miller at the Warm Springs Branch of Natural Resources (541-553-2007, [email protected]), Terry Stradley at the Warm Springs Branch of Natural Resources (541-553-2009, [email protected]), Todd Shockney at the Jefferson County Noxious Weed Department (541-475-4459 ext. 5325), Scott Duggan, Oregon State University Warm Springs Extension (541-553-3238, [email protected])