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Posts Tagged: wildlands

Giant hogweed in the news

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Invasive plants don't get much coverage in the news, especially at the state and national level.  As I've argued previously, this lack of media attention is a problem when it comes to motivating the public and political players into proactively...

Posted on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 4:46 PM
Tags: cowparsnip (1), hogweed (1), media (1), natural areas (2), news (1), poisonous (1), toxic (1), wildlands (10)

Hemlock in the news

Poison hemlock stem showing purple spots. Photo by Joe.

Was happy to hear a Cap Public Radio story this morning about poison hemlock (Conium maculatum). I had some thoughts on the report. 1) Poison hemlock is not native to Nevada, as the story suggested... it's a European weed (think Socrates). Maybe the...

Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 9:33 AM
Tags: invasive (3), naturalized (1), Weeds (1), wildlands (10)

Arundo in the news

Arundo (giant cane)

There is already a wall on our southern border, apparently, made of arundo (giant cane). This NY Times feature discusses US - Mexico cooperation in tackling the giant grass. Great pictures, too. Arundo is also a big deal in California. Locally, it is...

Posted on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 4:24 PM

Cape ivy biocontrol

Delairea odorata - photo by Eric in SF at Wikimedia Commons

Saw a nice article about a gall fly soon to be released for control of Cape ivy. Our old friend Baldo from CDFA started work on this in 2001, so it's been a while coming. Cape ivy is our version of kudzu, at least along the coast.  

Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 8:59 AM
Tags: invasive (3), invasive plants (1), Invasives (2), wildlands (10)

The Cooperative Mule

Carl Bell

From the Invasive Plants in Southern California blog :: Nov. 22, 2013   Hi All. In my last blog the subject was about what I had learned regarding the use herbicides as a tool for effective passive restoration of CSS and native grassland habitats....

Posted on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 11:14 AM

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