Shasta County Weed Management Area

Outreach Summary:


  • Noxious Weeds, A Serious Threat to Shasta County's Resources
  • 1,800 copies of three posters distributed throughout county (Terrible Thistles, Big Bad Brooms, and Nasty Knapweeds)


  • Informative talks given as needed and as requested.


  • Color insert published by U.S. Forest Service and distributed through local paper.

Project Highlights:

  • Highway 299 broom removal
    • In partnership with PG&E, CalTrans, and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Shasta WMA treated invasive broom species along Highway 299. The project area has been maintained by numerous follow-up treatments.
  • Fall River perennial pepperweed treatment
    • In a continuing project, Shasta WMA is treating 1,200 acres of perennial pepperweed along Fall River, in eastern Shasta County. Project partners include PG&E, UC Cooperative Extension, and Shasta County Department of Agriculture.
  • Stillwater Creek Arundo removal
    • Shasta WMA has begun a new project, in partnership with the Western Shasta RCD, to remove Arundo donax (giant reed) along Stillwater Creek.

Contact Shasta County Weed Management Area

Mary Pfeiffer
Shasta County Agricultural Commissioner, cochair
3179 Bechelli Ln
Ste 210
Redding, California  96002
Phone: 530-224-4949


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Shasta County, California