Larimer County Land Stewardship Manager Receives Prestigious Award
Department: Natural Resources
Release Date: Mar 29, 2013
Meegan Flenniken, Resource Program Manager, (970) 679-4562, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim D’Amato, Larimer County’s Land Stewardship Manager, was recognized at the Western Society of Weed Science (WSWS) March 2013 Conference with the award of “Outstanding Weed Manager.” The WSWS Weed Manager Award recognizes outstanding and sustained contributions in support of weed science activities by a public employee.
Tim started his career in the 1980’s working as a research technician with the Agricultural Research Service in Fort Collins. He spent 16 years working for CSU in the Weed Science Department, followed by a tenure as the Boulder County Weed Manager before coming to Larimer County as the Land Stewardship Manager in 2007. Tim is a long time member of the WSWS. A letter of support from George Beck, professor of Weed Science at CSU, noted “Tim runs one of the best county weed management programs in Colorado.”
Tim believes in running the Larimer County Land Stewardship Program, which includes both weeds and forestry, through teamwork, both with his staff, other agency and organizational partners and private landowners. Tim has pioneered creative partnerships to conduct research and implement integrated weed management on public and private lands. The Land Stewardship Program provides support to landowners in the form of outreach on vegetation best management practices and such services as free on-site consultations, herbicide sprayers on loan, cost-share assistance, insect procurement, and other programs. For more information on the Larimer County Land Stewardship Program please visit: http://larimer.org/weeds/
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