Carrizo Plain is the largest remaining San Joaquin Valley grasslands as they existed in California 300 years ago. Cheat grass was introduced and has taken over much of the valley. The aggressive grass sprouts early in the season, dries out under hot summer sun and often catches fire.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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- 5100x3401 / 5.0MB
- Contained in galleries
- The Big Open_Public Lands_National Geographic magazine and book 8/2001