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Weed Department

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PHONE: (701) 523-4902

104 1st St NW
Bowman, ND 58623

Bowman County Weed Department

The Bowman County Weed Board is made up of 3 members appointed by the County Commission. The Weed Board hires a Weed Control Officer, a position held by Randy Gaebe, who also works closely with landowners.

The job of the Weed Board and Weed Officer is to enforce the North Dakota Century Code noxious weed law. Please contact the office for more information about the Weed Board and the numerous programs aimed at helping landowners with noxious weeds.

The Weed Control office is located in the upper level of the Bowman County Courthouse.


Weed Department Minutes

August 03, 2017

Roll Call:  Jeff Oakland, George Buckmeier, Jerid Janikowski, Randy Gaebe

Vouchers for payment of expenses were reviewed and approved on a motion by Janikowski, seconded by Oakland. Motion carried.

Minutes of Previous Meeting were read and approved on a motion by Oakland, second by Janikowski. Motion carried.

Old Business:

Janikowksi moved, Oakland seconded a motion to approve replacing three windows at the shop building at a cost of $2,170.00. Motion carried.

Board members discussed roof/ceiling insulation options. Randy will contact potential contractors to gather more information.


Board members discussed Early Detection Rapid Response Grant that provided partial funding for helicopter application to leafy spurge on DB buttes & Dennis Peterson’s. Landowners will be billed for partial cost of application.


Bowman Slope SCD - Local Land Use Management Plan is in the early stages and will be finished by next spring. Randy will represent the Bowman County Weed Board as a committee member.

New Business:

Cost Share Participation is very good, especially purchase of Milestone quarts and 2.5 gallons.

Noxious Weed Enforcement. Randy has contacted numerous landowners with uncontrolled noxious weeds on private land. Landowners have generally responded favorably when contacted to control noxious weeds. 

The North Dakota Agriculture Department has notified Bowman County of grant allocations for the new biennium which began July 1, 2017 and ends June 30, 2019.  Targeted Assistance Grant Allocation= $5,000; Landowner Assistance Program Allocation = $29,853.24.

Board members discussed budget intentions for next year. Weed Board members are scheduled to meet with County Commissioners on Tuesday, August 15 at 3:00pm.  Janikowski moved, Oakland seconded a motion to give the Weed Officer a $1.00 per hour raise for 2018. In a roll call vote, motion carried with all board members voting yes.

Janikowski moved, Oakland seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 10:15pm.

Weed Department Meetings

Bowman County Weed Board meets the first Thursday of even numbered months in the Dakota Meeting Room at the Bowman County Courthouse beginning at 8:00 PM. See the Meeting Calendar to confirm upcoming meeting dates.

February 4, 2016
April 7, 2016
June 2, 2016
August 4, 2016
October 6, 2016
December 1, 2016

Weed Department Board

Jerid Janikowski President                    
Jeff Oakland Member
George Buckmeier Member