SISTERS, OR --The U-S Forest Service will spray herbicides October 1st through October 4th near the Metolious River.
Jean Nelson-Dean at the Deschuites National Fiorest says work crews will use herbicides that have been declared safe for humans and animals. The herbicides will be applied by spot applications with workers using backpacks or hand sprayers. Ribbongrass, Reed Canarygrass and Yellow Flag Iris are invasive plants overtaking native sedges, wildflowers, and shrubs within the river’s riparian habitats. During the work there will be no closures along the Metolious River or nearby trails. The herbicides will be used upstream from the South Fork of Lake Creek to the Candle Creek Campground.