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A Border Patrol encampment on the Bates Well historic ranch site in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

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Image Archives: Stories: Jon Shumaker

  • Julio Betancourt: "The biggest thing that's happening in the American deserts is these invasions by exotic grasses from Eurasia and the Mediterranean areas. And now we have the added problem of buffelgrass."
  • State of the Desert
  • Julio Betancourt: "The biggest thing that's happening in...
  • Jon Shumaker
  • Mar 5, 2009
  • Buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) is a perennial, fire-adapted and fire-prone grass native to Africa that was first introduced to the United States in the 1930s.
  • State of the Desert
  • Buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) is a perennial, fire-adapted and...
  • Jon Shumaker
  • Mar 5, 2009

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