Invasive grass is overwhelming U.S. deserts—providing fuel ...

Mar 02, 2021·Buffelgrass “will invade undisturbed desert; it doesn’t require disturbance,” says Kim Franklin, a conservation research scientist at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson. “It’ll ...

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The Tucson Mountain Park locations were selected for: • Accessible but rugged terrain close to town • Extended distances from residences during spray test • Existing dense stands of buffelgrass infestation on hard to reach rugged slopes • Existing local support for ongoing buffelgrass control efforts in the park since the early 2000

Bringing Policy and Law Into Fight Against Buffelgrass ...

Oct 28, 2019·Buffelgrass, an invasive species native to Africa, Asia and the Middle East, was introduced in Arizona in the 1930s for cattle forage and erosion control. Buffelgrass increases the risk of wildfires and is a threat to native saguaros. It reduces the biodiversity of …

As buffelgrass spreads, it creates... - News 4 Tucson ...

As buffelgrass spreads, it creates a link between traditionally non-fire prone areas, like the desert, and fire-prone areas like the forest. Researcher Ben Wilder, with the Desert Lab at Tumamoc Hill, is studying the dangers of buffelgrass.

Buffelgrass workshop | Tucson Clean and Beautiful, Inc.

Jun 24, 2017·Location Details: Valencia Library 202 W. Valencia Rd. Tucson, AZ 85706 (520) 837-6832 [email protected] Learn more about invasive buffelgrass, its threat to our unique Sonoran Desert landscape as well as neighborhood safety and quality of life, and what you can do to reduce buffelgrass right in your own neighborhood!

What can you do to combat buffelgrass in Southern Arizona?

Jun 03, 2021·TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Buffelgrass is an invasive plant species in southern Arizona that can make it easy for wildfires to start and spread in our region. According to …

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Feb 15, 2019·So, buffelgrass outcompetes all of our native species." A spot fire flares up during the “A” Mountain Fireworks Celebration on July 4, 2017, in Tucson, Ariz. Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star

Desert enemy No. 1: Buffelgrass | East Side | tucson

Jul 12, 2007·The Sonoran Desert Weedwackers, one of the most active local groups combating buffelgrass, is looking for volunteers to help control buffelgrass in the Tucson Mountains.

Buffelgrass Management - nps.gov

The following buffelgrass fire behavior information is based on a cooperative research project with the University of Arizona, Saguaro National Park, and the City of Tucson. In 2008, 160 acres of buffelgrass were subjected to a prescribed burn. The results tell us that a buffelgrass fire will result in unprec-edented fire behavior in the Sonoran

A Fiery Future: Learning From the Bighorn Fire – Desert ...

Feb 18, 2021·In the 1960s a new grass species started popping up in the Tucson Metropolitan Area, which then harbored only a quarter of today’s population. This newcomer was buffelgrass (Cenchrus ciliaris), a fast-growing and reproducing bunchgrass native to Africa and southern Asia. Buffelgrass was one of several species declared to be “miracle grasses ...

Buffelgrass workshop | Tucson Clean and Beautiful, Inc.

Jun 30, 2017·Location Details: Ward 1 Council Office 940 W. Alameda St. Tucson, AZ 85745 (520) 791-3109 [email protected] Learn more about invasive buffelgrass, its threat to our unique Sonoran Desert landscape as well as neighborhood safety and quality of life, and what you can do to reduce buffelgrass right in your own neighborhood!

Buffelgrass Roadside Mapping and Biophysical Capability ...

Feb 25, 2009·Fire Damage Near Tucson Buffelgrass has caused many problems near Tucson, AZ including fireworks related ignitions on “A” mountain every Independence Day and a vehicle fire in Saguaro National Park (BioScience 2005 & Esque et al. 2004). Experts also believe buffelgrass may have an impact on archaeological and historic areas (BioScience 2005).

Tackling Buffelgrass on Tumamoc – Desert Diaries

Oct 18, 2017·Tumamoc Hill is a culturally and scientifically important site in Tucson. It’s an 860-acre ecological reserve and one of the oldest research stations in the world, much loved by the people of Tucson and operated by the University of Arizona College of Science in partnership with Pima County. The hill boasts at least 2,500 years…

Buffelgrass and Fountain Grass Control - Pull Calendar

Jul 14, 2021·Buffelgrass and Fountain Grass Control - Site List. Leader Name: Doug Siegel. Email: [email protected] Phone: 520-399-5837. (Okay to text this number) Tucson Mountain Park. Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

Beating Back Buffelgrass – Tucson Electric Power

Beating Back Buffelgrass. With year-round efforts, Tucson Electric Power supports the management and local eradication of buffelgrass, a highly flammable, invasive species that threatens the Sonoran desert ecosystem. TEP participates in Beat Back Buffelgrass Day, dedicated to spreading awareness and removing vast quantities of the perennial grass.

TEP Encourages Volunteers to Map and Remove Buffelgrass ...

Feb 15, 2021·The Map-A-Thon runs through March 7. Mapping is taking place in the Tucson area and Hermosillo, Mexico, which both share a buffelgrass problem. Find out how to register and participate. In addition to mapping, volunteers can join organized buffelgrass pull events through February. Volunteers can also arrange to help remove invasive buffelgrass ...

Buffelgrass in Tucson - YouTube

Apr 11, 2013·Forget rattlesnakes, there's another danger looming in the desert that many people don't know about. Arizona Cat's Eye reporter Chelsea Wold shows what speci...

What do you do if you have buffelgrass on your property?

Buffelgrass can look dramatically different depending on the time of year. It can be lush and green after good rains, but quickly dries down to a straw colored plant. Below are a few characteristics that will help you to correctly identify buffelgrass. Volunteer removing DRY BUFFELGRASS. GREEN BUFFELGRASS. Inset shows inflorescence (seed heads).

Buffelgrass workshop | Tucson Clean and Beautiful, Inc.

Jun 30, 2017·Location Details: Ward 1 Council Office 940 W. Alameda St. Tucson, AZ 85745 (520) 791-3109 [email protected] Learn more about invasive buffelgrass, its threat to our unique Sonoran Desert landscape as well as neighborhood safety and quality of life, and what you can do to reduce buffelgrass right in your own neighborhood!

Buffelgrass and Other Grassy Desert Invaders - Pima County

The Sonoran Desert Weedwackers are a volunteer group dedicated to removing infestations of buffelgrass, fountain grass and other invasive plants found in the Tucson Mountains and other natural areas in Pima County. Invasive species threaten native plant and wildlife populations in the Sonoran Desert. Since 2000 the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers ...

Spraying At Saguaro National Park Aimed At Stopping ...

Jul 09, 2021·Tucson Clean and Beautiful, Sonoran Desert Weed Wackers, and many other groups are all working to control buffelgrass in the Tucson community. Manually digging and pulling buffelgrass is a slow, labor-intensive process, and pulling alone cannot keep up with rapidly spreading buffelgrass.

Buffelgrass - USGS

In the general Tucson Area, a conservative estimate is that buffelgrass will be at least 50 percent green 8 to 16 days after a 24-day period with cumulative rainfall totals of 46 mm (1.8 inches). The phenometrics introduced here are a new and innovative suite of metrics that are proven effective in mapping when and where invasive buffelgrass is ...

Buffelgrass Biology - Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ

Buffelgrass is abundant in the wildland-urban interface, creating pathways for wildland fires to enter residential areas. Buffelgrass can also be found in yards, alleyways and utility corridors throughout Tucson. Loss of Species Buffelgrass outcompetes native …

Bad Grass | Feature | Tucson Weekly

Mar 30, 2006·The April 18, 1996, issue of the Tucson Weekly ran a cover story by Gregory McNamee about an invasive weed called buffelgrass. "The Grass …

Buffelgrass | Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill

Buffelgrass filled desert in Tucson Mountain Park, courtesy of the Sonoran Desert Weed Wackers. Buffelgrass on Tumamoc Hill, Travis Bean. Buffelgrass on Tumamoc Hill, Julio Betancourt. Video of Buffelgrass fire on A-Mtn, Tucson, Arizona, July 4th, 2017, Murphy Woodhouse.

Save Our Saguaros: beat back buffelgrass - Home | Facebook

Save Our Saguaros: beat back buffelgrass, Tucson, Arizona. 609 likes. The Save Our Saguaros page provides information on volunteer opportunities and educational resources to control buffelgrass in...