Sophie Quinton

Sophie Quinton

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Invasive grass increases wildfire threat in western states

By: - July 3, 2019

This story was originally published by Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts. After a wet spring, Western states are experiencing a massive bloom of cheatgrass, a yellowish, knee-high and highly flammable grass that carpets rangelands across 13 states. In Nevada, samples show up to 3,000 pounds of the invasive plant growing per acre, […]