Tamarisk.jpgRiparian lands in Colorado and Utah have been severely impacted by the introduction of tamarisk, an invasive and non-native plant. Tamarisk plants hoard light, water and nutrients, and can impact natural systems and destroy native wildlife habitat. Now the tamarisk has spread to such an extent that it has effectively altered the natural functions and processes of the ecosystem. The issue is widespread and complex, and there are no easy answers or solutions. Your job is to research the tamarisk invasion, including efforts to remove it, and propose a realistic plan for saving our river ecosystems from this threat.



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