Invasive weed a fuel for West’s wildfires. By Patrick O’Driscoll, USA Today.
This is a fine and an easy-to-understand article on the role cheatgrass plays in the range fires of today’s West.
It wasn’t supposed to be this way — conservationists were to be held to blame for the fires and Larry Craig was to roll onto an easy reelection victory. Instead we have USA Today explaining cheatgrass and fires to the masses, and Larry Craig not going to be reelected, and maybe gone from the Senate before the end of 2007.