Tamarix and Cardaria Exotic Management
Release Date: Immediate
Contact: Brad Shattuck
Phone Numbers: (505) 786-7014 ext. 223
Date: March 31, 2006
Chaco's Tamarix and Cardaria Exotic Management Environmental Assessment is Available for Public Review
Tamarisk (Tamarix chinensis) and globe-pod hoary cress (Cardaria pubescens) are exotic (non-native) species that rapidly and aggressively invade riparian areas and seeps. These invading species are displacing native species, reducing biodiversity, adversely modifying the native ecological integrity, and disrupting the hydrology of the park. The proposed action consists of implementing control measures to eradicate and/or reduce exotic (non-native) plant infestations of tamarisk and globe-pod hoary cress at select locations within the park. The purpose of the Tamarix and Cardaria Exotic Management Environmental Assessment (EA) is to examine the impacts associated with implementing the proposed exotic species control action.
This Environmental Assessment will be available online under management documents at www.nps.gov/chcu for public review for a period of 30 days. If you wish to comment on this Environmental Assessment, you may mail comments to the name and address below. Please note that names and addresses of people who comment become part of the public record. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. We will make all submissions from organizations, businesses and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses available for public inspection in their entirety.
Please send any comments on this Environmental Assessment to:
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
P.O. Box 220
Nageezi, New Mexico 87037-0220
E-mail Subject line: "Tamarix and Cardaria Exotic Management EA"
Brad Shattuck, Chief of Natural Resources
Chaco Culture National Historical Park - News Release