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  • 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.

  • 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

  • Another roadside detraction

    New studies from the University of California at Davis show that roads significantly promote the spread of invasive, exotic weeds

  • Go Natives!

    Go Natives!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A few facts about weeds

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Alien invasions

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

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