Velvet Grass Removal
Yosemite’s meadows play an important role in ecosystems throughout the park and are often invaded by non-native species such as velvet grass.
These invasive plants can reproduce quickly and alter ecosystems with a direct effect on local wildlife which rely on native plants for their nourishment.
This project helped fund the collection of data on meadows with a high probability of velvet grass, as well as help eradicate velvet grass from these high priority sites throughout the park.
It evaluated the effectiveness of a range of manual and herbicide efforts to better suppress non-native species.