Arundo biocontrols in the Big Bend Reach of the Rio Grande

Project Description

Explore opportunities for use of Arundo biocontrols and the potential to expand the ongoing USDA Arundo biocontrol program that is active in the lower Rio Grande. Education/outreach to landowners is needed in advance of a biocontrol program.

Conservation Area

Rio Grande - Upper Big Bend

NFCA Objectives

Project Hierarchy: 1
Estimated Cost Range: ~$500,000 - $1,000,000
Project Submitted By: Mark Briggs
Suggested Contact: Mark Briggs

Improved sediment management and overall habitat conditions; provide the conditions to restore channel morphology upon ideal flow conditions

World Wildlife Fund; Big Bend National Park; TPWD AIS Program

World Wildlife Fund; NPS; USFWS; TPWD AIS Program

Project Status

  • Suggested
  • Ongoing
  • Completed

Project Location

Big Bend Reach of the Rio Grande