With the confirmation of several new invasive grass species in Wyoming this summer, we thought we would put together a hand one-page (front and back) field identification guide for some of our most prevalent or most concerning invasive grasses in the state. We hope you find it useful.
Category: Early Detection Rapid Response
Prevention, early detection and expedient control of new invasive plant populations are crucial components of a high-leverage strategy in a landscape-scale invasive weed management program. Such a strategy is largely dependent on thorough and current knowledge of invasive weed distribution in an area. Weed managers may be unable to prioritize search areas or adequately develop […]
A new publication from the University of Wyoming Extension is now available! The Wyoming Weed Watchlist Field Guide is designed to enhance prevention and early detection efforts of weeds not yet widely established in Wyoming. It was developed by students enrolled in the University of Wyoming’s Invasive Plant Ecology course of fall semester 2010. Each weed profile […]
At the Wyoming Weed and Pest Fall Conferece in Casper this week we spent some time discussing how many of our problematic invasive weeds were intentionally introduced as ornamentals. The introduction of new ornamental species into the U.S. is quite strictly regulated, so there is a good layer of defense from new invasives at the […]
Interested to learn about invasive plants, insects and aquatic nuisance species in Wyoming and surrounding areas? Attend the Detect-Assess-Respond Training in Cheyenne at Laramie County Community College August 23rd. Click here for more information!
dame’s rocket (Hesperis matronalis) As I was driving through the Wind River Canyon this week, I saw showy purple flowers along the roadside. I stopped to take a closer look and found dame’s rocket moving out of what appeared to be a flower bed, across the road, and down toward the river. The species […]