© 2024 Boise State Public Radio
NPR in Idaho
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
KBSU 90.3 and KBSX 91.5 are operating at significantly reduced power at various times for the next several days as workers for another broadcaster are on the tower. Power is reduced for their safety.

Why one Idaho county is treating invasive weeds from the sky

A picture of different tall grasses swaying in the breeze.
Bernard Spragg. NZ

When it comes to managing noxious weeds, it can be a time-consuming and sometimes hazardous job.

Which is why officials over in Fremont County are taking a new approach, choosing to tackle the invasive plants from the sky instead of the ground.

Steve Stuebner, writer and producer for Life on the Range, took a deep dive into this new method of treatment and how it's being used over in Eastern Idaho. He joined Idaho Matters, along with Chase Hirschi, the assistant weed manager for Fremont County and a drone pilot, to talk more about the practice.

Stay Connected
Hi, my name is Hannah and I’m the assistant producer for the Idaho Matters show here at BSPR. If you have a suggestion for an Idaho Matters segment, please email idahomatters@boisestate.edu.

You make stories like this possible.

The biggest portion of Boise State Public Radio's funding comes from readers like you who value fact-based journalism and trustworthy information.

Your donation today helps make our local reporting free for our entire community.