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  • We'd rather have weeds, Missoulians say

    The non-native weeds covering Mount Sentinel in Missoula, Mont., prompt an emotional debate over the possible use of pesticides to eradicate them.

  • Alien invasions

    The Nature Conservancy's report, "America's Least Wanted," lists the 12 most threatening invaders of U.S. ecosystems.

  • Bovine weedeaters

    Natural resources professor Leigh Frederickson is working with ranchers to test whether carefully managed grazing can help control the spread of noxious weeds, particularly whitetop, on the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge in Colorado.

  • Going to pot

    Marijuana dropped into Maricopa County, Ariz., irrigation canal could sprout plants all over county.

  • Save Our Sagebrush

    In the wake of the huge fires that swept across the Great Basin in August 1999, the BLM is seeking ways to restore the sagebrush landscape and to control the fire-prone cheatgrass that now infests it.

  • The weedy future of the Great Basin

    The fire-loving weed cheatgrass is taking over the Great Basin's overgrazed sagebrush steppes, and BLM scientists are struggling to find a way to eradicate the non-native weeds and restore the land before it all goes up in flames.

  • Are cows the ultimate weed seeders?

    Ecologist Joy Belski believes that cattle are the prime culprit behind the rapid spread of weeds in the Great Basin.

  • A few facts about weeds

    Some facts and statistics about the spread of weeds in the West.

  • He's worried about weeds

    A profile of Forest Service botanist Steve Monsen describes his battle with squarrose knapweed, which is infesting the western part of Utah, where Monsen has spent his life.

  • Aliens in the Backyard: Plant and Animal Imports to America

    John Leland’s book, Aliens in the Backyard, discusses both the dangers and the benefits arising from the vast number of exotic species in North America – including human beings

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