cheatgrass cheatgrass

Definition(s):

  • (n) annual or winter annual grass with softly hairy leaves of the Mediterranean

Usage(s):

  • Benign-looking cheatgrass carpets the shrub-steppes of the West and feeds some grazing species and birds.

News

  1. Cheatgrass cheating eagles out of habitat

    Cheatgrass cheating eagles out of habitat by Brett Prettyman The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 11, 2013 06:23AM MDT Juab County • The natural instinct to defend themselves took different courses for the two young golden eagle siblings in the nest atop the juniper tree. The male eaglet stood his ground, displaying an already formidable beak and talons in an effort to stare down the threat. The ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

  2. E. Oregon fire fears not eased by May rain

    BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — A soggy end to May made Eastern Oregon's drought look a trifle less dire on paper, but Jason Simmons isn't worried about paper. He's worried about cheatgrass, and sagebrush, and junipers, and pines and firs -- all primed to burn due to this year's unusually dry start.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: KTVZ Bend

  3. Fire managers worry about fire season

    By Jayson Jacoby/Baker City Herald BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) â A soggy end to May made Eastern Oregon's drought look a trifle less dire on paper, but Jason Simmons isn't worried about paper. He's worried about cheatgrass. And sagebrush and junipers and pines and firs. ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: KTVL Medford

Quotes

  1. "Our agreement was premised on the idea of declaring war on cheatgrass," Gibbons told reporters at a Boise news conference. "It's more than just burning grass out there - it's an economy at risk, it's state resources that are at risk, it's...
    on Aug 6, 2007 By: Jim Gibbons Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. "With cheatgrass, you see fire year-in, year-out," Huntsman said Monday. "That's totally unacceptable."
    on Aug 7, 2007 By: Jon Huntsman Source: Twin Falls Times-News

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