War on Weeds Summer Internship

The War on Weeds (WOW) Project is a "learn by doing" summer internship.  WOW employs students for a six-week period to map noxious weeds on the INL using Global Positioning System (GPS) units and to create weed maps for the Idaho State Department of Agriculture. 

During the War on Weeds Project interns will learn how to:  

  • Identify noxious weeds.

  • Become familiar with the basic functions in ArcView mapping software.

  • Know how to manipulate Global Positioning System (GPS) units and gather data.   

To be eligible to participate in the High School Summer War on Weeds Project, interns must be high school students who are at least 16 years old and in good academic standing.  Training (GPS and noxious weed) will be provided during the internship. 


Noxious Weed Powerpoint Presentation

GPS Tutorial Powerpoint (updated)


To download PowerPoint Presentations: for PC users, click right mouse button on the link of your choice and choose "Save Target As". For Mac users: Hold down option and click on the link of your choice.


Weed Awareness website -  created by the Bingham County War on Weeds 2004 team

*   War on Weeds was not conducted in 2008 or 2010 due to lack of funding.

Questions may be directed to the Alana Jensen at 525-9358.