|Buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) by Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org|
The southwest has been trying to get their buffelgrass populations under control for many years and Saguaro National Park, the Coronado National Forest, and the Southern Arizona Buffelgrass Coordination Center were just awarded Resilient Landscape Program (RLP) funding from the Department of the Interior. This funding will go towards buffelgrass control and habitat restoration in the Sonoran Desert region. The major concern is that buffelgrass resprouts quickly from wildfire events, much more so than the native species. By reducing the buffelgrass from the ecosystem, it will not only protect the natives, but also property and homes.
Source Article: Resilient Landscapes Program Funding to Help Combat Southern Arizona Buffelgrass Invasion
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