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Weed Department

North Dakota Tourism

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

October 05, 2017

Roll Call: George Buckmeier, Jerid Janikowski, Randy Gaebe

Vouchers were approved with a motion by Janikowski, seconded by Buckmeier. Motion Carried.

Minutes of Previous Meeting were read and approved on a motion by Janikowski, seconded by Buckmeier. Motion Carried.

Old Business:

Shop building:

  • Window replacement- no update.
  • roof/ceiling insulation - Janikowski moved to table till next year, Buckmeier seconded. Motion carried.


Randy updated board members of Local Land Use Management Plan process. Document is in the process of being written; during the coming months, public comments will be solicited and by next Spring a completed Local Natural Resource Policy Plan will be presented to federal agencies.

Helicopter application: Randy updated board members regarding follow-up to the Leafy spurge aerial applications that took place in mid June. Janikowski moved, Buckmeier seconded a motion to have each landowner pay 20% of the cost of herbicide and application. Motion carried.

Randy will contact landowners who may be interested in aerial Canada thistle application this fall.

Board member term expiring. Randy will contact county auditor to discuss County Commission’s appointment of a new weed board member to replace George Buckmeier whose term expires at the end of 2017.

New Business:

Board members discussed replacing and upgrading equipment. Randy will look into the replacing the older UTV.

Janikoski moved, Buckmeier seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 9:45pm.


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