Field Tour: Triple Threat Invasion - Cheatgrass, Medusahead, & Ventenata, Utah State University campus, Meeting location to be announced., Wednesday, 26. June 2019

Field Tour: Dealing with the Triple Threat Invasion - Cheatgrass, Medusahead, & Ventenata Grasses
Invasive annual grasses such as cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum), medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae), and ventenata (Ventenata dubia) are devastating western natural areas and rangeland at a landscape scale. These grass invasions favor further invasions while eliminating desirable vegetation and wildlife habitat. Further impacts include:

A continuous bed of fine fuel associated with an increase in frequency and intensity of rangeland wildfire
Significant reduction or elimination of desirable perennial species
Reduced forage quality for wildlife and livestock
Increased risks for wildlife and pollinator species
Resulting wildfires that are a threat to humans, wildlife, property and infrastructure

Come join us on this unique field tour highlighting challenges and management tools for dealing with the "Triple Threat" of annual grasses in western field tour will be led by Corey Ransom of Utah State University.  We will be visiting stops near Riverside, Peterson, and Mt. Sterling in the Cache Valley to view longer-term results of restoration treatments in cheatgrass, medusahead and ventenata invaded sites.   Lunch provided!!


Complete Field Tour schedule here.


Utah State University campus parking map here.


We will notify all registrants about where to meet on the Utah State University campus as soon as possible.
See you on the tour!!

Wednesday, 26. June 2019, Utah State University campus, Meeting location to be announced., Field Tour: Triple Threat Invasion - Cheatgrass, Medusahead, & Ventenata

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