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Mayberry Canyon Salt Cedar project
Southwest Region, October 7, 2005
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Photographer, Kevin Cobble.  Location;  Crawford spring, San Andres NWR.  Exotic Plant Management team treating salt cedar
Photographer, Kevin Cobble. Location; Crawford spring, San Andres NWR. Exotic Plant Management team treating salt cedar - Photo Credit: n/a

During the week of October 3-7, 2005, San Andres NWR personnel accomplished a salt cedar eradication project in Mayberry Canyon at the north end of the refuge.  Personnel from the refuge and the Exotic Plant Management Team based at Imperial NWR in Arizona, cut and treated all exotic salt cedar in the drainage.  Salt cedar is an non-native tree that impacts native vegetation and is of little value to wildlife.  It also impacts springs and seeps by consuming large quantities of water that are then unavailable to native plants and animals.  All salt cedar was cut using chainsaws or loppers and then the exposed stump is sprayed with Garlon 4 to kill the root system and eradicate the plant. Approximatly 2 1/2 miles of the watershed were treated during the operation.  All known salt cedar was cut and treated.  Additional surviellance and spot treatments of resprouts will be conducted in coming years.


Contact Info: Martin Valdez, 505-248-6599, martin_valdez@fws.gov



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