News and Updates
Yearly transect work on the reserve
Annual Transect plant counts and soil samples on the reserve by UCI faculty, staff, and grad student last week. 2 transects on the ground, one on a south slope, and one a north slope. With the lack of rain, plant counting went a lot faster than last year (Photos:...
Making a vegetation map of the Sentenac Cienega site
UCI's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology faculty and students went out defining the existing plant associations to make a vegetation map of the Sentenac Cienega site in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The map will be used to develop a restoration plan for...
Volutaria tubiliflora plants measuring over 8’ tall discovered in Borrego Valley this month
Volutaria tubiliflora plants measuring over 8’ tall were discovered in Borrego Valley in January, 2018 and reported at our monthly Weed Eradication Task Force meeting. All the brown plants in the photos are last years’ Volutaria gone to seed (contribution by Pat...
Weeders slayed the Sahara mustard…every Wednesday!
Happy weeders from today’s weed walk in Coyote Canyon. We slayed the Sahara mustard! We will be going back out to the Second Crossing from 8-11 next Wednesday morning (December 27) if you want to join the fun. Meet at ABDNHA parking lot at 8am. Bring gloves, water and...
Stopping the spread of the highly invasive Volutaria tubuliflora
You can download the slides for this presentation by Chris McDonald of the UC Cooperative Extension here: Download 2017-Symposium-Managing-highly-invasive-Volutaria-across-CA-Chris-McDonald
Borrego Weed Warrior Photo update March 6 – 2017
Borrego weed warriors team, 03-04-17 Eradicating volutaria, 03-04-17 Vutaria plant, 03-04-17 Volutaria close up view, 03-04-17.JPG Eradicated sahara mustard
Weekend report by Sam Webb of The Sahara Mustard & Volutaria Weed Eradication Task Force
We have Volutaria, but the Sahara mustard invasion has returned big-time, see photos below. A crew must go out to Rockhouse Canyon Road to remove the huge mustard infestation which begins 5.4 miles from the intersection of Rockhouse Canyon Rd with Hwy S-22.
These photos shows locations where we have Sahara mustard growing. It is especially heavy along S-22 between the airport and the elementary school, with much of it in bloom. It is just starting to come up along the alternate trail in Palm Canyon.
- [KPBS News]. (2014, June 17). Anza-Borrego Wild Flowers Threatened By Invasive Plants. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/_Qx05Mo-OSY.
- [Anna Yeagle]. (2014, Mar 12). AmeriCorps NCCC: Mustard Busting Borrego Springs. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/_Qx05Mo-OSY.