Invasive Plants Thrive with Climate Change

pampas grass

For conservationists, invasive species are those non-native organisms that upset the balance of natural ecosystems.  They become a problem because they can out-compete native organisms by corralling resources (water, food, etc.).  With climate change, invasive plants may be better adapted to the temperature shifts in a given region.  New pathogens capable of attacking native species may also emerge with a warming climate.  This is another assault on our shrinking natural lands.  For a more thorough discussion on invasive species read this article from: Mother Nature Network,

 

2 thoughts on “Invasive Plants Thrive with Climate Change

  1. Bill HInderliter
    October 3, 2017 at 7:48 am

    HI everyone, As I am sure many have noticed, there is a serious infestation on pampas grass in the middle of the preserve along the north south trending stream just east of the water tank and south of the peak. There are about thirty mature plants along about 300 feet. I see that there has been previous pampas removal done here. I also spotted at least four more plants just east of the eucalyptus grove east of Sage Creek High in the preserve. I can be part of a volunteer crew to remove these pests. Submitted 10-03-17, Bill HInderliter

    1. admin
      October 26, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      Thanks, Bill. CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife have been informed of this and I was told they were going to work on it last week. There’s quite a few of those nasty plants in that section.

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