Fires And Invasive Grass Threaten American West

Jen Pierce
Associate Professor, Geoscience
Boise State University
Boise, Idaho

Mike Pellant
Coordinator, Great Basin Restoration Initiative
Bureau of Land Management
Boise, Idaho

Tye Morgan
Biogeochemist
Homebrewer
Owner, Bromus Tech
Reno, Nevada

Cheatgrass, an invasive weed, is choking out native sagebrush in the Great Basin—and setting the stage for hotter, more catastrophic fires there. Jen Pierce, an expert on ancient fires, and Mike Pellant, of the Great Basin Restoration Initiative, talk about how fires are reshaping landscapes in the American West.

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