Workshop Welcome
"Saltcedar: Ecosystem Villain or Victor?"

Stephen B. Moore

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Division Chief, Refuge Operations Support
911 NE 11th Avenue (ARW/OPR)
Portland, Oregon 97232-4181
Phone: 503-231-6177
FAX: 503-231-2364

Saltcedar is an exotic, non-native species from Eurasia. It impacts native vegetation and has habitat implications for native fish and wildlife species, including some threatened/endangered species.

On national wildlife refuges of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, our recent weed/exotic species surveys (February, 1996) revealed a grand total of nearly 54,000 acres of saltcedar (53,716 acres) in our Regions 1, 2, and 6. Our Pacific Region (Region 1) counts about 28,805 acres of saltcedar, much of which is along the Arizona/California Colorado River border.

The plant could be considered a villain in its displacement of fish/wildlife habitat. Saltcedar, then, appears to be a victor in terms of its habitat alternation. We hope this workshop will continue to lead to greater combined efforts between private, public, and other partners for the integrated weed management of saltcedar.

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