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Buffelgrass

Volunteers needed to fight buffelgrass at Saguaro Park

Volunteers needed to fight buffelgrass at Saguaro Park

They're asked to meet Saturday at visitor center on Old Spanish Trail.

November 06, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…
Now is perfect time to spray invasive buffelgrass

Now is perfect time to spray invasive buffelgrass

You can battle buffelgrass with herbicide sprays while it remains green.

October 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Buffelgrass role in fires studied

Buffelgrass, the intensely flammable plant that has invaded and colonized the Sonoran Desert, is the suspected culprit in a lot of brush fires in the Tucson area and is now the subject of a study that seeks to demonstrate the severity of the problem.

May 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Volunteers needed to pull invasive wild buffelgrass

Volunteers are being sought to pull buffelgrass from roadways, washes and parks across the Tucson area.

January 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Buffelgrass poses urban fire risk

Buffelgrass poses urban fire risk

Buffelgrass blankets a vacant lot across from the Tucson Marketplace on South Park Avenue north of I-10.

January 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Buffelgrass poses urban fire risk  in Tucson

Buffelgrass poses urban fire risk in Tucson

Invasive, highly flammable buffelgrass is spreading like a weedy plague across the Tucson urban area - choking out native plants and posing a fire threat to homes and other property.

January 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Dry grass poses big wildfire threat

Dry grass poses big wildfire threat

Expanses of dry grass and some dead trees along the Bug Spring Trail in the Catalina Mountains could pose a fire threat this winter and as the desert dries out in spring.

December 31, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Dry grass poses big wildfire threat

Dry grass poses big wildfire threat

It's winter, and moisture is in the area now - but sites in the mountains around Tucson already are showing signs of fire danger on the horizon.

December 31, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Sabino makes big strides vs. invasive buffelgrass

Sabino makes big strides vs. invasive buffelgrass

Volunteer Weedwackers dig out and bag clumps of buffelgrass in Sabino Canyon, where the invasive species took solid root in past years. Federal officials say such eradication efforts have paid off in the canyon. Another volunteer weed-pull is on Saturday.

September 24, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Sabino makes big strides vs. invasive buffelgrass

Sabino makes big strides vs. invasive buffelgrass

Federal officials say they are on the way to curbing the invasive buffelgrass that plagues scenic Sabino Canyon - and they ask the public to join in the effort this weekend.

September 24, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Pima wins $2.5M to kill buffelgrass

Pima wins $2.5M to kill buffelgrass

Pima County has won a $2.5 million federal grant to kill buffelgrass at Tucson International Airport.

June 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Pima wins $2.5M to kill buffelgrass

Pima wins $2.5M to kill buffelgrass

Tucson International Airport and the county will add matching funds to the $2.5 million FEMA grant to bring the amount to $3.4 million. The airport is on a high-priority list for getting rid of buffelgrass, said Lindy Brigham, executive director of the Southern Arizona Buffelgrass Coordinati…

June 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Urban wildfire: Make your home safe now

Urban wildfire: Make your home safe now

Hot, dry, windy weather has set the stage not only for forest fires in the mountains but for quick-starting, fast-spreading brush blazes in the metropolitan area as well.

May 26, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…

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