Range & Pasture

Toadflax Field Day in Cheyenne


Do you have a toadflax problem? Have you tried multiple management techniques? Does a yellow-flowered hillside make you shudder? Dalmatian and yellow toadflax (Linaria dalmatica L. and L. vulgaris Mill.) are species on Wyoming’s noxious weed list which can displace desirable forage, reduce species diversity, and spread quickly. These are just a few of the […]

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

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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 […]

Cheatgrass Management Handbook Now Available!

Cheatgrass management framework

Cheatgrass – how can the management of such a simple plant be so challenging? As a species, it displays a lot of flexibility in where it can grow, how it is affected by extreme weather conditions such as drought, and how it responds to different management tactics. Sometimes it serves as a good source of […]

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 […]

2013 Rangeland Rendezvous

Pack up your camping gear and join us in southwest Wyoming for the 2013 rangeland rendezvous July 17-18. We will discuss plant identification, vegetation monitoring, invasive weed management and have a lot of fun while doing so! To register, click here – http://wyrendezvous.eventbrite.com/

Cheatgrass Management Workshop in Pinedale July 15

Join us for a cheatgrass management workshop in Pinedale July 15, 2013. This workshop will discuss how to strategically manage cheatgrass to improve rangelands for livestock, wildlife and other uses. Morning will be spent covering topics in the classroom followed by lunch (provided) and a trip to several field sites to practice and further discuss […]

New Wyoming Weed Watchlist Field Guide Available!

Weed Watchlist Cover

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 […]

Will my beautiful garden flower become a crazed invasive weed?

dame's rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

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 […]

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