Buffelgrass Removal – National Public Lands Day
September 29, 2012 6:00 am – 11:00 am
Details to be announced.
Buffelgrass was introduced into the U.S. and northern Mexico from Africa has livestock forage. Like many non-native species it thrived here because it has few pests and could easily out-compete native plants for moisture, nutrients, sunlight and space. An additional advantage is that buffelgrass responds favorably to wildfire whereas native Sonoran desert plants did not evolve with wildfire as a factor. When wildfires occur native plants easily succumb to the flames whereas buffelgrass roots will re-sprout as soon as conditions permit.