Crews Manage Tamarisk Along the Dolores River

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MESA COUNTY, Colo. — Last week, Mesa County Noxious Weed and Pest Management collaborated with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Western Colorado Conservation Corps to cut down, treat, and pile up tamarisk, a noxious weed, along the Dolores River.

The BLM will return and burn the tamarisk piles once they have been seasoned enough to do so.

A crewmember cuts tamarisk, a highly invasive noxious weed that forms dense stands that block access to the river and stream banks.

Removing invasive tamarisk will allow native plants to reestablish and provide access to the river for animals and people.  

Crews will return to burn the piles of tamarisk.

Tamarisk is well established throughout the west and requires a long-term commitment of time and resources to manage.  For more information on Noxious Weed Management, visit

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