Thanks so much for the recent cover article on native
vs. exotic plant species (HCN, 5/12/03: Planting time). The author
effectively described ways that invasive grasses damage ecosystems
— very well explained for the lay reader. And I love the
positive side that the article focused on. I didn’t realize
how many of the exotics are still being used today in revegetation
projects. It’s good to know that some people are working hard
to change this. The article was timely, as here in southern Utah,
we are overrun this spring with lush fields of green — fields
of invasives that will soon dry up into a tinderbox.
continued great job.