Biennial Thistle Management

Biennial Thistle Management

Several biennial thistles are problematic in North America including bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare), musk thistle (Carduus nutans), plumeless thistle (Carduus acanthoides), and Scotch thistle (Onopordum acanthium). 

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Sustainable Management of Non-Native Thistles on Colorado’s Western Slope

Sustainable Management of Non-Native Thistles on Colorado’s Western Slope

A research project was initiated on a 10,670-acre ranch near Cimmarron, Colorado to develop sustainable management strategies for musk and Canada thistle. Objectives of the study were three-fold: 1) Investigate invasive thistle distribution through geospatial analysis; 2) determine effects of musk thistle management on forage quality and native plant diversity; and 3) develop a sustainable invasive plant management plan for the ranch.

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Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program – A Tool for Private Land Conservation

Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program – A Tool for Private Land Conservation

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program is recognized as a leader in cooperative conservation. Established by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) 25 years ago, the Partners Program has worked with over 45,000 private landowners and restored or enhanced about 1.1 million wetland acres, 3.4 million upland acres and 9,700 miles of stream habitat nationwide. These conservation projects were possible through voluntary agreements with landowners and over 3,100 partnering organizations

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