Department Of Interior
|Office of the Secretary
|For Immediate Release:October 29, 2003
to Discuss Tamarisk Control
Interior Secretary Gale Norton
will announce new efforts to control tamarisk, a water-hungry invasive
plant that has infested more than 1.6 million acres throughout the West
at a meeting of the National Invasive Species Council on Thursday, Oct.
"Stopping the spread of tamarisk and other invasive species is one of the Interior Department's highest priorities," Norton said. "Tamarisk has greatly compromised our ability to manage water in the West, posing a threat to both communities and wildlife."
The National Invasive Species
Council is a Cabinet-level council that helps to coordinate and ensure
complementary, cost-efficient and effective federal activities regarding
When: 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003
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