Thanks to the miracle of Oregon’s urban growth boundary, the cities of the Lower Willamette Valley have been kept off some of the best farmland in the world. Rural properties are much larger than city lots and often serve as a source of income, posing unique challenges to farmers and rural residents when it comes to weeds. Our partners work closely with these communities to keep their pastures, farms, and woodlots clear of harmful weeds and their livelihoods intact. We do this by working with private landowners to identify, prevent, and manage their weeds of concern on a large scale. It’s another way to protect the health of the soil and ensure the future productivity of the land.