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Weed control, management, ecology, and minutia
by john spirthorstr
on September 25, 2023 at 6:59 AM
why aren't you spraying Esplanade which would control the Cheat grass? Bayer did a trial in the area years ago and showed it would control the problem but the environmental scientist refused to use chemicals. hopefully all the tools will be on the table and a holistic approach is not being considered since there is only 5 % left ,not much left to lose. just curious what restoration method was being done.
by Tim Hays
on September 25, 2023 at 9:24 PM
The real issue is cattle grazing. The cattle probably brought and contributed totheinvadive grasses. But removing the cattle without a plan to deal with fuel management led to this disaster. The park service was warned. The science question here is how to transition from grazing land to wilderness. Similar land which is still grazed didn’t burn. Why??  
The nitrogen part of this is probably not the issue.
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