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!


 

Coos County Weed Board Herbicide Cost-share Program

The Coos County Noxious Weed Control District Advisory Board (Advisory Board) provides assistance to control noxious weeds in Coos County. One of the program's initiatives is to assist landowners through the Cost-Share Program. This program will provide up to 40% of the cost of the negotiated price of herbicide and surfactant for 2020 and will assist landowners desiring to control Coos County "T" listed noxious weeds, which are weeds "targeted for control” throughout the County. Landowners with “T” list weeds are encouraged to control these priority weeds and apply for this Cost-Share Program. Please read more about the Cost-Share Program and application instructions here.

Important dates for the Cost-Share Program:

Notifications June 30th 

Herbicide cost-share training (required) July 15th

Herbicide pick-up August 18th 

*If you have any questions, please contact the Coos County Planning Department at 541-396-7770 or by email at planning@co.coos.or.us

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 gorseactiongroup@gmail.com, 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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