The adjacent rangeland foothills are dominated by Big Sagebrush, Bluebunch Wheatgrass, and Cheatgrass
, and used primarily for cattle grazing.
Site 4 was dominated by invasive cheatgrass
and tamarisk (Tamarix species), site 5 was dominated by rabbitbrush and cheat grass, and site 6 vegetation was exclusively exotic goat's head and Russian thistle.
But ripgut grass, cheatgrass
, and red brome also produce penetrating seed awns.
Wildfires are a natural occurrence in sagebrush habitat, but the frequency of fire has been greatly accelerated because of the widespread establishment of cheatgrass
in the sagebrush steppe.
The work at Antelope mine to control cheatgrass
has been an ongoing effort and involved significant research and development," said Steve Cowan, general manager, Antelope.
, Downy Chess or Brome; Old-field along S.
Here and there, up and down our basalt flow, two iconic forms of plant life compete for attention: sagebrush and cheatgrass
Mostly we saw invasive cheatgrass
and Russian thistle.
Large-scale wildfires have converted much sagebrush steppe into grasslands dominated by invasive cheatgrass
Bromus tectorum and planted exotic crested wheatgrass Agropyron cristatum.
However, some invasive plants such as cheatgrass
(Bromus tectorum) that threaten sagebrush-dominated communities, also threaten slickspot communities.
After these plants die back, the bare patches of soil that remain are vulnerable to erosion and encroachment from other species like cheatgrass
, an invasive nonnative annual that fuels wildfires.
, also known as drooping brome, isn't all that impressive of a plant to look at: a scrubby-looking weed with a crooked head and dark green leaves tinged with purple.
One strategy BLM adopted to combat these wildfires was to eliminate cheatgrass
(Bromus tectorum), a highly combustible, non-native plant.
Identifying land cover variability distinct from land coverchange: Cheatgrass
in the Great Basin.
Native graminoids and herbs have often been displaced by a prevalence of invasive annual cheatgrass
(Bromus tectorum L.