Goal Two Resources
Explore resources tied to Goal Two of the ROSS, which includes research about the impact of using desert parks, effective invasive plant species control and removal, and native plant material development.
In the Sonoran Desert, many barriers exist to successful ecological restoration. Produced by the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, this report focused on degraded areas in McDowell Mountain Regional Park, categorized them by types of disturbance, and then provided information to help the Park prioritize and support restoration efforts.
Written by Mary Lata, Fire Ecologist of the Tonto National Forest, read the fire report of the events, conditions and impact of the Woodbury Fire which occurred at the forest from June 8 to July 15 in 2019.
Stinknet (Oncosiphon pilulifer), also known as globe chamomile, is a relatively new weed in Arizona that has quickly spread. Michael Chamberland from the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Office wrote this report detailing all the information and research available on this emerging invasive plant species.
The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy in support of Goal Two of the ROSS built this invasive species clearinghouse to centralize important management resources. The clearinghouse is focused on priority invasive species identified by managers in the region. For each invasive species, you will find information about that plant species and effective techniques for removal.
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Publications and Resources
Explore the different articles and publications about invasive plants, restoration and native plants.
Invasive Plant Species
- Desert Invaders Brochure
- Stinknet Brochure (EN)
- Stinknet Brochure (ES)
- Fountain Grass Brochure
- Buffelgrass Resource Brief
- Beat Back Buffelgrass Brochure (EN)
- Beat Back Buffelgrass Brochure (ES)
- Saguaro National Park – Volunteer Driven Invasive Species Treatment
- Arizona Game and Fish Dept. Wildlife-Friendly Guidelines
Restoration and Ecology
CAZCA Working Groups
Explore the various resources produced by the CAZCA working group.