Wednesday, January 25, 2012

"Beat Back Buffelgrass"

This weekend we will have our Fifth Annual Beat Back Buffelgrass Day here in Tucson. Buggelgrass is an African species introduced into the United States in the 1900's to control erosion and feed cattle. Buffel grass is fast-growing, highly flammable and potentially devastating to the desert ecosystem. Since being introduced, Buffelgrass has spread over vast expanses of public land, taking over terrain needed by native species and providing fuel for raging fires.

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