It is the mission of the Kittitas County Noxious Weed Control Board to protect and preserve the agricultural lands and natural resources of the county from the degrading effects of exotic and invasive noxious weeds. The Board believes that the prevention of noxious weed infestations is the best approach both economically and environmentally. To realize this goal a comprehensive prevention and early intervention program will be advocated. By promoting communication with landowners a cooperative and coordinated effort in the management of noxious weeds can be achieved by enhancing public awareness through educational efforts. In the event that voluntary compliance is not achieved the Board shall enforce control pursuant to RCW 17.04 and RCW 17.10.

It is hoped that voluntary compliance of weed control can by achieved by enhancing public awareness through education. The KCNWCB has many publications on noxious weeds available to landowners as well as backpack and handheld sprayers that are made available for landowners to borrow as a free public service. Weed Board staff are also available year round to offer assistance and give recommendations on weed control issues.