Tamarisk

September 17, 2008--Water conservation group opposes Amendment 52 (Pueblo Chieftain)

The Colorado Water Conservation Board came out Tuesday against a proposal to amend the state constitution that would reduce state funding for water projects and a host of other natural resource programs.


August 28, 2008--Taking out tamarisk (Durango Telegraph)

An unwelcome visitor’s attempt to take over the rivers throughout the Southwest is not going unchecked. Tamarisk, the “poster child” for non-native plants, is continuing to squeeze out native species and exhaust scarce water resources throughout the region.


August 27, 2008--Education to boost tamarisk removal along the river (Montrose Daily Press)

As invasive species removal continues on the Gunnison River, work is also under way to inform the public.


August 7, 2008--The thin green line could wither with ag water sales (Pueblo Chieftain)

Over time, as farmers age and cities become thirstier and offer higher prices, the pressure to sell will become greater. The green belt provided by farms on the Bessemer and other ditches in the Arkansas Valley could become proportionately thinner.


July 17,2008--Tamarisk-eating beetles do the job (Grand Junction Sentinel)

By the middle of next year, people may notice lots of dead trees along Grand Valley waterways, but that’s because a noxious plant is being killed off, says the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.


June 29, 2008--Tamarisk to be removed from Watson Island area (Grand Junction Sentinel)

The Tamarisk Coalition on Monday will announce its involvement in a $240,000 Watson Island Complex Restoration Project that aims to restore 70 acres of land on the Colorado River to its native state by removing invasive tamarisk from the riparian zone.


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