Purpose and Objectives

Urban Habitat is a noxious weed eradication task force that ambitiously aims at tackling  areas in the Salt Lake City foothills and Red Butte Canyon.

The plants in focus are those listed as noxious weeds of Salt Lake County and include Dalmation Toadflax (Linaria dalmatica), Myrtle Spurge (Euphorbia myrsinites), Dyer’s Woad (Isatis tinctoria), and Houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale).

In addition to recording and controlling noxious plant species, we also aim at educating  people on the native local flora and other associations.

Join us! Help save our precious foothills from the encroaching noxious weeds, learn about the ecology, classification, and diversity of plants and wildlife in our ecosystem and meet great people.



Congratulations to the winners of the Urban Habitat end of season raffle! It was such a productive and energetic season and we have set the bar high for next year! 

A special thank you to our partners and sponsors for their generous end of season donations: Red Butte Garden, the Natural History Museum of Utah, Kuhl, the Utah Native Plant Society, REI, and Snowbird!


The winners are:

Red Butte Garden Membership – Emily Woods!

Red Butte Garden Membership – William Schneider!

Red Butte Garden Membership – Ben Rotondo!

Natural History Museum of Utah store gift package – Kay Schmidt!

KUHL ladies t-shirt (size small, heather brown) – Taylor Warren!

Utah Native Plant Society ‘Utah Wildflowers’ poster – Jill Pecchia-Bekkum!

 Utah Native Plant Society ‘Utah Wildflowers’ poster – Meg Baker!

 Utah Native Plant Society ‘Utah Wildflowers’ poster – Cameron Digman!

 Utah Native Plant Society ‘Utah Wildflowers’ poster – Carrie Edlund!

 Utah Native Plant Society ‘Utah Wildflowers’ poster  – Matt Brenner!

 REI Flash 18 backpack – Teresa Mareck!

 REI Hang Time Chair – Brad Watters!

 Snowbird All Day, All Area Ski Pass (exp. 6/1/2018)  – Jana Pate!

 Snowbird All Day, All Area Ski Pass (exp. 6/1/2018) – Maggie Schneider!


Thank you all for your help and we hope to see you at a 2018 Weed Pluck event!

Best, Neal

Welcome to 2016!

Urban Habitat is expecting 2016 to be our best year yet. We have had a great response in our search for new sponsors and anticipate a lot of participation on our weed-pulls this year. Stay tuned for more scheduling details – we would love to have you join us in our efforts!