Tags Archives: Non-native species

Pinyon-Juniper Forests: BLM’s False Claims to Virtue

By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Featured image: The author surveying the devastation of Pinyon-Juniper deforestation (Photo: Max Wilbert)  Once I recovered from the shock I experienced witnessing the carnage produced by a Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) so-called “pinyon-juniper treatment project” just south of Spruce Mountain in Nevada, all I wanted was the … Continue reading Pinyon-Juniper Forests: BLM’s False Claims to Virtue

South Florida’s Heat Key to Boom of Python and Cold-Blooded Cousins (Reptiles)

BY JENNY STALETOVICH jstaletovich@MiamiHerald.com If Florida ever wants to rid itself of Burmese pythons, tegus and other slithery invaders, pray for cold. A new University of Florida study has confirmed what scientists have long suspected: temperature, more than habitat, determines where reptiles invade. Using the kind of risk assessment strategy normally used in business, researchers modeled … Continue reading South Florida’s Heat Key to Boom of Python and Cold-Blooded Cousins (Reptiles)

Tamarisk control slowly pays off

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Moab Sun News.  Tamarisk is one of the worst invasive plants in the arid west of North America; it has taken over entire riparian ecosystems and is all but impossible to mechanically eradicate.  The controversial importation of its native companion beetle species has had mixed results.  DGR … Continue reading Tamarisk control slowly pays off

Bushwhacked: Tamarisk, a water-guzzling alien, is wreaking havoc in the West

How many ways can people screw up when trying to bend the landbase to their will? The following story by Pam Zubeck of the Colorado Springs Independent starts to add them up. Bring your calculator. By Pam Zubeck @PZubeck Tamarisk’s frothy branches of pink and green embellish creeks and river banks — a haze of … Continue reading Bushwhacked: Tamarisk, a water-guzzling alien, is wreaking havoc in the West

Are You Ready To Resist Roundup?

Deep Green Resistance member Raven Gray is actively writing for her new blog, Wild Awake, on subjects ranging from “reskilling” and permaculture to listening to the land and protecting it against industrial civilization. Her whole blog is worth following and exploring, but we wanted to especially highlight her recent piece about planned use of Roundup … Continue reading Are You Ready To Resist Roundup?

News from the Great Basin

“Protecting Sage Grouse in the Great Basin” “…Restoring native plants and biodiversity in the sagebrush-steppe ecosystem of the Great Basin, where a massive invasion of non-native grasses, particularly cheatgrass, has turned millions of acres into a fire-prone monoculture. As Climate Progress has reported, finding innovative ways to beat back the cheatgrass invasion and restore sagebrush … Continue reading News from the Great Basin

Moapa Dace Continues Its Baby Boom

Original Post by Vernon Robison, Moapa Valley Progress It has been another good year for the Moapa dace. The population of the endangered fish has more than doubled over the past two years, according to a survey conducted last week by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). On August 6-7, biologists conducted their bi-annual snorkel … Continue reading Moapa Dace Continues Its Baby Boom

The Future

  The weird orange skies over the Colorado Plateau the last few days are from hot winds and blowing dust.  These conditions are a preview of what’s to come, as a warming atmosphere intensifies weather and overgrazing and off-road vehicles disturb ever more fragile desert soil crusts, creating more erosion like this.  These storms also … Continue reading The Future

What Killed Dunkard Creek? Residents in Pennsylvania and West Virginia Say Fracking

By Adam Federman On August 27, 2009, Dan Cincotta, a fisheries biologist with West Virginia’s Department of Natural Resources, was conducting a routine inventory of Dunkard Creek, a small river that runs through West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania. He was accompanied by a consultant and an environmental engineer from the state’s largest coal and gas … Continue reading What Killed Dunkard Creek? Residents in Pennsylvania and West Virginia Say Fracking