National Drought Mitigation Center

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Invasive weed eradication in northern Utah
10/30/2018 12:45:16 PM

Plants & Wildlife
Water Supply & Quality
Weber County, UT

Start Date: 6/1/2018 - End Date: 10/29/2018
Cattle grazed during the droughty summer at Ogden Bay Waterfowl Management Area, where phragmites have been problematic, and devoured the invasive weed. The low water levels allowed cattle to access areas that would otherwise be inaccessible. Other approaches to eradicating the weed were more expensive, but this simple solution offered a high protein food source for the animals, which they preferred, while cleaning up thousands of acres of marshland. Abc4 (Salt Lake City, Utah), Oct. 29, 2018