What Are Invasives?

Dec 23, 2013

Salt Cedar (Tamarix sp.)
Credit Hillebrand Steve / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Biologists and rangeland conservationists discuss problems caused by the aggressive invasions of native and exotic shrubs such as Tamarisk, Russian Olive, Eastern Red Cedar and reeds on western Great Plains rangelands. These pests adversely impact ag economics, the ecology and native wildlife on the Plains.

This is part one of a five-part series investigating Invasive Removal and Prescribed Burning on Playa Country. It airs Tuesday, December 24, 2013 on High Plains Public Radio.