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Ask an Expert | Curtis Elke, Idaho-NRCS State Conservationist, Talks Cheatgrass and More

September 1, 2020

The Cheatgrass Challenge is a new, proactive strategy outlining Idaho NRCS’s plans to tackle invasive annual grasses. Read on for an interview with the NRCS State Conservationists for Idaho, Curtis Elke. Across the West, annual invasive grasses like cheatgrass, medusa head, and ventenata are posing serious threats to rangeland health, wildlife populations, and rural communities. […]

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Amid the skeletons of burned sagebrush, cheatgrass creates a monoculture if untreated post-wildfire. Photo: Mike PellantDon’t Get Cheated By Invasive Grasses

August 17, 2020

Farmers and ranchers can’t afford to ignore the economic challenges posed by cheatgrass.

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Idaho Launches the Cheatgrass Challenge

July 8, 2020

Read all about Idaho’s new effort to tackle cheatgrass, an invasive annual grass that is causing serious issues across western rangelands.

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Cheatgrass is an annual invasive plant that crowds out native plants in sagebrush range.Webinar Replay | Restoration of Annual Grass Invaded Landscapes

July 6, 2020

Overview of the devastating impacts of annual invasive grasses, regional scale strategies to tackle the problem, on-the-ground examples of restoration, and introduction to a new rangeland restoration herbicide providing multi-year annual grass control.

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WEBINAR – Two Day Triple Threat Invasive Grasses Event: Cheatgrass, Medusahead, and Ventenata

May 24, 2019

SAVE THE DATE: June 25-26,2019 | Webinar and Field Tour | Triple Threat Invasive Grasses Event

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Combatting Cheatgrass On Private Ranch Lands In Wyoming Benefits Sage Grouse

July 1, 2018

Learn how Wyoming landowner DeWitt Morris is working with the NRCS-led Sage Grouse Initiative to create a model for other ranchers on how to thwart invasive cheatgrass on Mountain Springs Ranch.

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Wildfires are now more frequent and more intense in sagebrush country, largely due to the invasion of non-native annual grasses. Photo: Winnemucca BLMWhat Causes Wildfires In The West?

April 23, 2018

Wildfires are now more frequent and more intense in sagebrush country. Learn why (and how to reduce fire risk) from BLM fire planner Darcy McDaniel.

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New Study Shows It Pays To Treat Invasive Grass On Your Ranch

March 7, 2018

An economics study from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Oregon shows that the earlier ranchers treat cheatgrass, the greater their financial reward.

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Why Is Cheatgrass Bad?

January 30, 2018

Mike Pellant with the Bureau of Land Management explains how cheatgrass and wildfire create a vicious cycle that harms wildlife and our way of life in the West … and gives solutions that are helping to reduce these threats.

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cheatgrass webinar NRCSWebinar: Using Weed-Suppressive Bacteria To Control Invasive Annuals

August 14, 2017

When: Monday, August 28, 2017  |  9:30 – 10:30 AM (PDT)

Host: Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Click here to register!

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