Both Quivira's wetlands and uplands have been impacted by invasive plant species. Some, like cattail, common reed, honeylocust, and saltcedar, are present in some areas in large, monotypic stands. Control and eradication, a primary management goal, is an ongoing challenge. Below are some of the most common and persistent species.
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The tallest North American bird, and one of the rarest: now numbering about 600 in the world, there were once as few as 16.