Buffelgrass

The grass that is eating the Sonoran Desert, where it came from and what is being done.

Script: Julia Rowe and Benjamin T. Wilder

Images (in order of appearance):

Buffelgrass on fire, Benjamin T. Wilder
Buffelgrass plant, Philip Cyr
Desert Laboratory buffelgrass distribution maps, Janice Bowers
Open desert in Tucson Mountain Park, courtesy of the Sonoran Desert Weed Wackers
Buffelgrass filled desert in Tucson Mountain Park, courtesy of the Sonoran Desert Weed Wackers
Buffelgrass on Tumamoc Hill, Travis Bean
Buffelgrass on Tumamoc Hill, Julio Betancourt
Video of Buffelgrass fire on A-Mtn, Tucson, Arizona, July 4th, 2017, Murphy Woodhouse
Video of Buffelgrass fire on A-Mtn, Tucson, Arizona, July 4th, 2017, Murphy Woodhouse
Burned saguaro, courtesy of the United States Geological Survey
Burned saguaro on A-Mtn, Murphy Woodhouse
Burned saguaro on A-Mtn, Murphy Woodhouse
Buffelgrass control in Tucson Mountain Park, courtesy of the Sonoran Desert Weed Wackers
Buffelgrass control on Tumamoc Hill, courtesy of the Desert Laboratory Buffelgrass poster, courtesy of Pima County