Sustainable management of non-native thistles on the Western Slope
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The scope of this research is unique in that it encompasses all phases of the weed management process. From problem identification, to identifying and testing solutions, to implementing the solution in a real world environment. The environmental challenges present on Blue Creek Ranch as well as the necessity to manage the expectations of stakeholders made this a multifaceted and challenging project. Field observations of the invasive thistle problem present on Blue Creek Ranch were confirmed through an extensive GIS survey and subsequent geospatial analysis. From this analysis, the invasive ...