Category: Range & Pasture

Think you can restore cheatgrass-infested rangeland? Come show us!

Wyoming Restoration Challenge 2015: Cheatgrass Millions of acres of western rangelands are negatively impacted by invasive species, and cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) is one of the most widespread. Its ability to alter species composition and ecological functions negatively impacts habitat quality for livestock and wildlife alike. Hundreds of research papers have been published on its ecology […]

Historical Perspective on the Importance of EDRR

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 […]

Are Invasive Plants Really All That Bad?

The recent story on Wyoming Public Radio by Willow Belden “As agencies control invasive species to protect diversity, some worry about side effects” poses an interesting question on whether impacts caused by invasive species have a net negative impact on invaded systems. The question – “Are invasive species really as bad as they are often […]