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Buffelgrass Information

Invasive species threaten native plant and wildlife populations in the Sonoran Desert. Buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) and fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum) crowd out native plants and can fuel devastating fires in an ecosystem that is not fire adapted. Without your help, saguaros and other signature plants and animals of the Sonoran desert are in jeopardy of being lost from this landscape.

The Sonoran Desert Weedwackers are an all-volunteer group dedicated to manually removing infestations of buffelgrass, fountain grass, and other invasive species found along roadways, ridge tops, and washes.

Learn more about the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers and about Buffelgrass

Sonoran Desert Weedwackers Brochure
Buffelgrass Informational Pocket Guide
Buffelgrass Brochure en Español
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3500 W. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85741

(520) 724-5000


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