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Mighty Phragmites: Managing Invasive Plants

Mighty Phragmites: Managing Invasive Plants

Event Date

02/20/2015

Event Time

7:00

Location

ESLC 130

Event Description

Thoughts about wild landscapes surrounding the Great Salt Lake usually conjure images of the vast West Desert and the famous Bonneville Salt Flats. Yet another critical feature is an extensive network of wetlands surrounding Utah’s massive, salty sea. “Wetlands are among Utah’s most critical ecosystems,” says Utah State University wetlands ecologist Karin Kettenring. “They’re especially important in an arid region as they supply the basic needs of wildlife – food, water, a breeding ground and shelter from predators – in a surprisingly compact space.”

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