Thank you everyone who came out for Beat Back Buffelgrass Day this year!
We will have picutures and number and stories to report soon.
As most of you know, we had a lot of rain on Saturday and some of sites had to cancel and/or postpone.
If you are still interested in participating on another day, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will inform you when there are opportunities to pull.
The Boy Scouts are looking for people to come out on Saturday February 16th. FInd details on the Calendar of Events
You can also see what events are coming up on the calendar.
We would like to thank our sponsors (full list here)
The Southwest Fire Science Consortium has produced a 11 minute video of the work that SABCC is doing.
Read the article here
Why we are so focused on Buffelgrass in Southern Arizona - take a few minutes to view this short film.
"Buffelgrass and the fire it brings are poised to destroy our Sonoran Desert ecosystems and threaten public safety, possibly more effectively and faster than drought, development, or almost any other potential disaster." - Southern Arizona resident
Buffelgrass Invasion: Its Threat to the Sonoran Desert and Our Will to Stop It
Produced by: Mark Betancourt
Major Funding Provided by: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum; Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation; Tohono O'odham Nation; National Park Service; Southern Arizona Native Plant Society; USDA-Forest Service; U.S. Geological Survey; Sandy Lanham; and Environmental Flying Services
Buffelgrass Center receives prestigious national award
The Southern Arizona Buffelgrass Coordination Center (SABCC) has been honored as one of 17 organizations nationwide to win the U.S. Department of Interior’s coveted “2011 Partners in Conservation Awards.”
The award, presented Sept. 21 by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, recognizes SABCC for its integrated approach to mitigating the impacts of buffelgrass invasion in the Sonoran Desert. Introduced from Africa in the 1930’s, buffelgrass is gradually replacing cacti and other native plants through competition, increases fire risk to ecosystems, people and property, and could eventually reduce tourism in southern Arizona.
Download the press release