Derek Dowsett is the Producer of the County Seat. Now entering his 11th season of the program, he has received what he considers a "Crash Course" in County Government.

Russian Olive Trees in Emery County
It’s incredible how once you learn about invasive weeds, how you begin to see them everywhere.

Chad and our film crew recently attended a field trip in Emery County to see how they are working with the state and private landowners to manage the Russian Olive problem. These trees were initially planted to serve as a wind break and shade but they soon began popping up all over the county.

You would never believe how this seemly useful tree can destroy the productivity of a pasture or a waterway by growing in so thick that nothing can breakthrough.


:54 Emery County Russian Olive Removal
7:27 Importance of keeping on top of noxious weed management
9:05 Impact of Noxious Weeds on citizens
10:48 Impacts on water
17:16 Creating local partnerships to manage noxious weeds
23:07 Managing noxious weeds is a never-ending process
26:39 By land, sea, and air.

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