The invasive winter annual grasses medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae) and ventenata (Ventenata dubia) have a relatively long history of spread and impact in the Intermountain West. In 2016, self-sustaining populations of both species were documented in Sheridan County, Wyoming, representing the first known populations of each species in the Great Plains region.Read More
Wildspotter.com engages and empowers the public to help find, map, and prevent invasive species in America’s wilderness areas, wild rivers, and other natural areas. Download the FREE Wild Spotter Mobile App on your smartphone or other mobile device. Learn more by watching the Wild Spotter Introduction Video.
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Invasive species pose an enormous environmental challenge to western states and territories. Western Governors have experienced first-hand how these invaders affect the region’s forests and rangelands, water, and agriculture. Left unchecked, invasive species permanently alter ecosystems and negatively impact the native species and local economies that depend upon them.
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The learning modules present science-based concepts and principles integral to understanding management, and illustrating practices implemented by the Refuge System and other land management entities, and provide a basic foundation from which to build knowledge about invasive plant management. More in-depth information of module topics can be acquired by exploring the provided references and resources.Read More
Article from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's Bugle magazine (July/August 2011 issue) covering identification, biology, impacts, and guidelines on what individuals can do to help stop the spread of weeds.Read More