Wildlife & Invasive Species
Every person is required by law to destroy all of the following noxious weeds growing on land in the Town of Brookfield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, owned, operated, or controlled by that person.
Notice is hereby given to each & every person who owns, occupies or controls land in the Town of Brookfield to cut or destroy all noxious weeds, which include but are not limited to: Canada Thistle, Leafy Spurge, Marijuana or Hemp, Field Binweed (commonly known as Creeping Jenny), Musk Thistle (Carduus Nutans L.) Goatsbeard, Quack or Quitch Grass, Harmful Barberry & English Charlock, Wild Mustard, Purple Loosestrife or Multiflora Rose. This must be done at such time and in such a manner as shall effectively prevent them from bearing seed or spreading to adjoining properties, as required by Section 66.0407 of the Wisconsin Statutes. Thistles must be cut before they reach seed stage.
Failure to cut weeds on your property will result in the Town arranging for the cutting of them at your expense.
Invasive species are making their presence felt throughout Wisconsin. Make sure that you are a part of the solution and not the problem by checking out the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources information on invasive species.
Gypsy Moth continues to be a problem in Southeastern Wisconsin. Information does come out about the DNR spraying communities with gypsy moth problems. The Town of Brookfield does NOT participate in this program. For additional information about the spraying and gypsy moths, go to the WDNR Gypsy Moth website.
Emerald Ash Borer has been reported throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. If you suspect an EAB infestation, please contact the Park & Rec Department or the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection.
Residents have expressed concern over the growing resident goose population. We are constantly investigating solutions to help keep human-goose conflicts to a minimum. We ask that everyone helps contribute to a solution and Don’t Feed the Geese. Check out information on homeowner actions that can help with control of goose populations in your yard at Managing Canada Geese in Urban Environments.
Coyotes have become a topic of increasing importance. Residents are warned to keep an eye on small pets to avoid conflict with the growing number of coyotes in the area.