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Individual Species Information
Bromus tectorum - Cheatgrass:
- The Spread of Cheatgrass into the Eastern Sierra, article from Fremontia vol. 41, no. 2 (May 2013)
Dieteria - Invasive "Aster" in Mammoth Lakes
- A Non-native Invasive “Aster” is Spreading Throughout the Town of Mammoth, Threatening Local Habitats and Native Plants (September 2014)
- New Invasive Aster in Mammoth Lakes, April-June 2014 CNPS Bulletin (vol. 44, no. 2)
- BLM, Bishop Area Invasive Species (Noxious Weeds)
- California Invasive Plants Council
Don't Plant a Pest
- California Native Plant Society (CNPS - our parent organization)
- Eastern Sierra Weed Management Area (Inyo and Mono Counties Agricultural Commissioner's Office) - includes a "Suspect Weed Observation Form" at the bottom of the page.
Some of the serious weedy invaders that occur locally include Perennial pepperweed, Dalmatian toadflax, Halogeton, Russian knapweed, Spotted knapweed, Canada thistle and Scotch thistle. All of these weeds have the potential to spread explosively. Perennial pepperweed has taken over other areas in the Eastern Sierra, such as Reno, NV and Susanville, CA, where there is no longer hope that it can be controlled. Russian knapweed, Spotted thistle, and Canada thistle have taken over many rangeland areas in the western US and destroyed the environment and agricultural usability of the land. Scotch thistle has created dense stands in many parts of northern California that not even cattle can walk through. If invasive weed threats are not taken seriously, these scenarios could be repeated here in Inyo and Mono Counties.