Out West, scientists fight invasive grass with soil bacteria

Backed by the Department of the Interior, scientists are experimenting with soil bacteria to kill off one of the West’s biggest botanical invaders: cheatgrass. After identifying which naturally-occurring soil bacteria are capable of killing cheatgrass in the spring, before it puts out seeds, researchers are conducting tests on plots in Idaho.

Forest Service offers drought warnings, and solutions, for rangeland

The U.S. Forest Service released a new report on Monday, detailing the effects of drought on forests and rangelands.