"Wild Card" Issues

Invasive juniper species control will make a big impact

Eastern redcedar and Ashe juniper are fire intolerant native invasive species in the central US and Great Plains. Control of these species will alleviate a large host of emerging problems such as fuels management in rangelands and the WUI, water needs, human health (allergy sufferers on the rise), loss of native biodiversity, and more. Finding ways to communicate this to the public effectively is really key. The development of spatial data bases indicating the most effective zones for control would help planners as well.

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