Weeds like cheatgrass and medusahead-rye are called “invasive annual grasses.”
These non-native grasses dry out much earlier than native vegetation and ignite more easily, leading to hotter, more frequent wildfires that spread rapidly.
After wildfires, weeds can more easily take over the landscape, creating a vicious cycle that disrupts water and soil cycles, degrades wildlife habitat, and reduces forage for livestock.
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