beach grass

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tough grasses with strong roots that can grow on exposed sandy shores

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In an effort to restore plover habitat, land management agencies and private landowners have committed to invasive non-native beach grass removal and maintenance of the sparsely vegetated dune habitats these small shorebirds use for nesting.
The fire burned through beach grass off Carter Lake Trail in the Siuslaw National Forest, south of Dunes City.
But in between snapping photos of snow-capped peaks and golden beach grass, we spent hours puzzling over our topographic maps--trying to make sense of a world of glaciers that were melting so quickly as to make the landscape unrecognizable.
These interesting little horses graze primarily on salt-marsh cord grass, salt-meadow hay and beach grass. When flesh water is scarce, they will also drink saltwater.
"Stabilize" a beach by planting beach grass, and you may cool the sand enough that few female turtles hatch (because the sex of reptiles is determined by temperature in the egg stage).
Due to an influx of invasive European beach grass, the plover's habitat is now confined to several small areas at river mouths.
As soon as sea oats, American beach grass and other perennials begin to crowd into an area, amaranth steals away to take up life in a different place.
In the late 1800s, gardeners at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park introduced European beach grass (Ammophila arenaria) to the West Coast.
Waterford Crystal is unveiling two classically stemmed patterns: Laurel, oversized with a tulip shape, vertical wedge cuts, a band of laurel leaves and elongated stem; and Westhampton, with long vertical wedge cuts that convey the fluidity of beach grass. Both patterns will be offered in a goblet, wine, flute and iced beverage.
The work included planting 100 non-native coconut palms and removing much of the natural vegetation, including giant milkweed, sea pandanus, spider lily and other beach grass whose roots, say Thai environmentalists, hold the sand formations on treasured Maya Beach in place.
Once it's too late, we can evaluate the loss of good grazing that follows the invasion of cheatgrass and yellow star thistle, or the compromising of dune ecology that follows the establishment of European beach grass, Ammophila arenaria.
Examples of restoration projects would include the removal of invasive, non-native plants from wetlands and forests, restoration of tidal flushing to marshes, planting beach grass on trampled dunes, and providing passage through or around a barrier such as is achieved by the installation of fish ladders at dams.
Members of the Committee on the Ineffable, Let me illustrate this with a story, & ask you all To rest your heads on the table, cushioned, If you wish, in your hands, &, if you want, Comforted by a small carton of milk To drink from, as you once did, long ago, When there was only a curriculum of beach grass, When the University of Flies was only a distant humming.
Volunteers in Delaware, for instance, plant sand-trapping beach grass. Find out about erosion prevention programs near you by writing to your state's Department of Natural Resources.
The engineers do their work on Lincoln Square, but should immediately take care of the beach grass because it is a safety hazard and is simply not pleasant to look at.