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In spite of frantic warnings from ecologists and land managers, and despite some valiant and surprisingly effective local efforts, the problem is now so acute that biologists view buffelgrass as an imminent threat to the entire Sonoran Desert ecosystem, and large-scale control efforts are only now getting underway. -- Renée Downing, March 30, 2006

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Image Archives: Stories: News & Opinion: Jason Swift

  • Anthony Oates kicked around leagues in Europe for a couple of years before returning home. He is quite possibly the largest human being in all of Tucson.
  • Courting Trouble
  • Anthony Oates kicked around leagues in Europe for...
  • Jason Swift
  • Apr 27, 2006
  • Todd Smith says he's had several threats against him by some of the basketball players in a league he refs.
  • Courting Trouble
  • Todd Smith says he's had several threats against...
  • Jason Swift
  • Apr 27, 2006
  • One spark, and the cactus on this hillside are history.
  • Know Your Enemy
  • One spark, and the cactus on this hillside...
  • Jason Swift
  • Mar 30, 2006
  • Uprooted, bagged and headed for the dump.  The only good buffelgrass is dead buffelgrass.
  • Bad Grass
  • Uprooted, bagged and headed for the dump. The...
  • Jason Swift
  • Mar 30, 2006
  • Travis Bean demonstrates.
  • Bad Grass
  • Travis Bean demonstrates.
  • Jason Swift
  • Mar 30, 2006
  • Petroglyphs, saguaros and buffelgrass in the Tucson Mountains.
  • Bad Grass
  • Petroglyphs, saguaros and buffelgrass in the Tucson Mountains.
  • Jason Swift
  • Mar 30, 2006

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