Collaborative leadership for gorse management

The Gorse Action Group (GAG) is an informal group of participants including federal and state agencies, non-profit organizations, private industry, and landowners. The GAG is working to control and reduce the spread of gorse, minimize the impact of gorse on our economy and natural resources, and provide a successful process to share with others facing gorse infestations. To learn more about our efforts, visit our About Us page.

Click here to learn about important impacts of gorse.

Impacts of Gorse

Gorse (Ulex europaeus) is a highly flammable invasive species on the southern Oregon coast. It impacts the success of native species, the economy, and public safety.

Click below to learn more about its history, ecology, and impacts in Oregon.

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What's new with the Gorse Action Group!


Need Help With Herbicides?

The Coos County Noxious Weed Advisory Board is offering the Herbicide Cost Share Program again in 2019!  Qualified applicants will receive 40% off their herbicide cost. 

Click on the image to access the 2019 Herbicide Cost Share Application

Deadline to apply May 31st!

Gorse in the news!

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Gorse Management

Have gorse on your property? The Gorse Action Group works with partner organizations throughout the state to develop effective strategies for gorse management and removal. Click below to see the latest land manager resources.

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Southern Curry County, Got Gorse?

Curry County residents, we need your help finding and controlling gorse! Click on the photo to learn more about how you can help. If you have gorse, the Curry Soil and Water Conservation District may be able to help. Email us at, subject line "Southern Curry Gorse".

Tracking Invasives

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Help us track invasive plants like gorse and many others across Oregon using mobile and online reporting systems. Simply set up an account and report what you see! Check out our Reporting page for more information on how mapping can help stop the spread of invasives.

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September 3, 2019
  • Coos County Weed Board Meeting September 3, 2019  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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September 12, 2019
  • Gorse Project Tour September 12, 2019  3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Please meet the Gorse Action Group at the Bandon Chamber of Commerce in Old Town at 3:30 pm to take a trolley tour of gorse projects!

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  • Gorse Pub Night @ Bandon Brewing September 12, 2019  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join the Gorse Action Group and presenter Frank Burris from OSU Extension on a discussion about gorse!

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