"It’s called cheatgrass, downy brome or, in scientific nomenclature, Bromus techtorum. Ask a rancher, botanist or other natural resource professional their opinion of this grass species and they’ll likely curl their nose and offer some derisive words, maybe even a little profanity.
Cheatgrass, like the name implies, comes into an area and takes over, cheating other native species of nutrients in the soil. It’s an invasive species and listed as a noxious weed in many Wyoming counties. Its presence also can help increase the spread of wildfire.
According to Tanner Hoffman, a University of Wyoming graduate student in soil science, the invasion of cheatgrass following a fire such as the Mullen Fire is a concern."
Original Article From the Laramie Boomerang, Monday, October 16, 2021 - By Amber Travsky. Source: https://www.wyomingnews.com/laramieboomerang/news/outdoors/learn-about-mullen-fire-impacts-and-help-with-data-collection/article_394c8022-1ef9-5dd7-a111-95abe7aedf4f.html
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