Cheatgrass to expand its range northward with climate change

Yellow star thistle, knapweed to do likewise-

On the plus side, it will get too hot for cheatgrass in some places, but it may be replaced by another invasive — red brome.

Cheatgrass will migrate with climate change. LA Times.

2 Responses to “Cheatgrass to expand its range northward with climate change”

  1. Pronghorn Says:

    Too hot for cheat grass? I’m pretty sure that cheat grass is the Official Native Grass of Hell.

    This is a much larger problem than that of moronic state fish & game agencies offing wolves (not that I don’t care about wolves). Perhaps I see it that way because I’m locked in a struggle unto death with cheat grass and leafy spurge, and I hold no illusions about who will outlast whom. Scary.

  2. Ralph Maughan Says:

    I have thought that some stimulus money could go for a labor intensive attack on spurge, dyer’s woad, cheatgrass, knapweed, etc.

    The ramp up time for the program would be short. So would the training period, and there is a lot to do.

    It think FDR’s CCC engaged in this kind of work.


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