Role of Fire in the Desert
Within the past three hundred years non-native weeds arrived with European immigrants. Some have invaded the desert, increasing the ground cover and the potential for the encroachment of fire into the desert. Native desert plants are poorly adapted to fire, and are easily harmed by it. Some of the most troublesome weeds in terms of increasing fire hazard include buffelgrass, red brome, and fountain grass.
Buffelgrass video - English
Buffelgrass video - Spanish
Buffelgrass!The Epic video - English
Buffelgrass! The Epic video - Spanish
Buffelgrass Patch video - Spanish
A Day in the Life of a Buffel Buster video - English