Category Archives: Invasive Species

Volunteers remove invasive crayfish from Malibu Creek watershed

A small army aims to eliminate crayfish from the Santa Monica Mountains’ streams and rivers in 3 years Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, April 5, 2015 As the morning sun peeked over a mountain ridge on Saturday, … Continue reading

Posted in California State Parks, Environment, Fish, Habitat Improvement, Invasive Species, MRT, Santa Monica Mountains, Wildlife | Leave a comment

In store for visitors to Yosemite: a drier, browner park

Park’s famous falls will be less of a draw this year Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, March 28, 2015 Yosemite National Park is bracing for its driest year on record, with visitor bureaus downplaying the allure of … Continue reading

Posted in California, Drought, Environment, Federal NPS, Fire Hazard, Global Warming, Invasive Species, Water Shortage, Wildfire | Leave a comment

Tumbleweeds overrun region

The infestation, triggered by the drought, raises the risk of wildfires Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, September 25, 2014 Three years of drought have triggered an infestation of tumbleweeds across Southern California, raising the risk of wildfires, … Continue reading

Posted in Drought, Fire Hazard, Invasive Species, Southern California, Southwest, Wildfire | Leave a comment

Controversy grows after eucalyptus trees chopped down in rural Agoura

Species deemed harmful by NPS Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, March 28, 2013 Gary Haynes strolls on the grounds of Peter Strauss Ranch in rural Agoura about three times a week, enjoying the scenery, wildlife and the … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Federal NPS, Fire Hazard, Habitat Improvement, Invasive Species, Santa Monica Mountains | Leave a comment

Juggling chain saws not allowed

Source of this article: The Condor Call, journal of the Los Padres chapter of the Sierra Club, October-November 2012 By James Paxton “Be here at the office at 7:30 a.m. sharp. A minute late and you don’t work.” Coming from … Continue reading

Posted in Habitat Improvement, Invasive Species, Santa Barbara County, Trail Building and Repair, US Forest Service, Ventura County | Leave a comment

Hard-to-kill snails infest Santa Monica Mountain watersheds

Even Formula 409 has proven ineffective at destroying the New Zealand mudsnail, an asexually reproducing invasive species that poses a threat to steelhead restoration efforts and native creatures. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, March 30, 2010 They’re … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Fish, Hiking, Horse Riding, Invasive Species, Mountain Biking, Santa Monica Mountains, Southern California, Trail Running | Leave a comment

Reckless off-roaders called scourge

Riders who stray from legal trails damage watersheds, help spread invasive species and contribute to fire hazards, a group says. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, June 29, 2007 A new group of retired land managers and forest … Continue reading

Posted in California, Environment, Federal BLM, Health and Safety, Invasive Species, Off-Highway Vehicles, US Forest Service, Wildlife | Leave a comment