Cheatgrass

Cheatgrass closeup.

A cheatgrass field in the Worland Field Office.

Cheatgrass is an annual grass that establishes on disturbed sites, is a prolific seed producer, and cures out early in the summer creating sharp-pointed seeds that can harm the mouths of grazing animals.

Cheatgrass is a problem because the dry grass then creates a fire danger. After a wildfire, cheatgrass spreads very quickly and wildfires begin to occur more often. Native grasses and shrubs cannot compete within frequent fire intervals resulting in a loss of native rangelands.
 
 
Be Careful! Be Prepared!
pdf flyer courtesy of BLM Nevada
 

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