Tijuana River Valley Invasive Plant Control Program
Why are they dangerous?
- Threaten wildlife
Because the can out-compete native plants and provide few resources themselves, they reduce the habitat quality for native animals.
- Diminish outdoor recreation
Because the can cover trails and landscapes, they reduce the outdoor enjoyment for horseback riders, hikers and birders.
- Increase chance and wildfires
Because the produce more fuel for fires than the natives they replace, they increase the chance of a catastrophic wildfire.
- Reduce water resources
Because the can consume enormous quantities of water, they reduce the supply available to native plants animals and humans.