The Saratoga Sun -

By Liz Wood 

Identifying Valley riparian plants


A plant tour around Treasure Island July 10 included 38 species of riparian plants.

Mae Smith, University of Wyoming Extension Educator in Rawlins, led the tour with the help of Dan Rodgers, Professor of Range at UW and Jaimy Cass, with Carbon County Weed and Pest Office in Saratoga, assisted with the tour.

Smith told the group that plants can tell a lot about the soil in the area. Treasure Island, located south of Saratoga, features a wide variety of plants.

Crested Wheat Grass is used for reclamation projects, Smith said.

Rodgers explained that Arrow Grass is bad for animals because it co...

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