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Discover where invasive species have been mapped
within the Preserve and the region

Many non-native grasses displace native species and increase the risk of wildfire. This threat is particularly grave in the Sonoran Desert because our plant communities are not fire adapted. Non-native plants, such as tamarisk, fountain grass, and buffelgrass, can have long-term effects on native plant communities. We have several Field Institute projects that address these priority species through study, removal, and monitoring.


  • Invasive non-native plants: testing removal techniques for buffelgrass and fountain grass
  • Mapping and monitoring of invasive non-native plants

For additional resources, questions, or potential collaborations, please reach out the Parsons Field Institute staff.

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