Invasive Species Management
European beachgrass (Ammophila arenaria
) was introduced around the globe due to its superior stabilizing properties. It can tolerate more sand burial than our native dunegrass, Elymus mollis
, and produces more densely-packed shoots from its rhizomes (underground stems), creating monolithic stands that outcompete other species. This photograph was taken at our newest addition, which has not yet been restored.