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The Problem With Tamarisk in the Arkansas River Watershed
Pie Chart depicting Tamarisk comparison infestation for Colorado
Tamarisk Infestation Comparison for
River Basins in Colorado
estimates courtesy Tamarisk Coalition
Estimated cost for eradication and revegetation $70 million
 
ARKWIPP was founded with the mission to offer landowners and land managers reliable information regarding this problem and viable ways in which to join the control and restoration process in the Arkansas River Basin.


The Tamarisk Coalition Mapping and Inventory Summary Report has estimated that the entire Arkansas River watershed from the headwaters in Lake County to the Colorado/Kansas state line is infested with approximately 67,000 total acres of tamarisk.


The Tamarisk Coalition Mapping and Inventory Summary Report has estimated that the entire Arkansas River watershed from the headwaters in Lake County to the Colorado/Kansas state line is infested with approximately 67,000 total acres of tamarisk.


These non-native phreatophyte trees have infested much of the riparian lands and are moving into the upland areas within the watershed. 


The mapping and inventory summary report also provided an estimate for the cost of tamarisk control and restoration for the Arkansas River watershed.  It concluded that approximately $70 million would be needed to restore the watershed to its native state.


Current Projects, Opportunities and Benefits

Learn how the ARKWIPP Team members are implementing the 5 Action Steps in the ARKWIPP Plan

The 5 Action Steps we are working on

1. How to work with landowners
2. Develop education, outreach, and volunteer programs
3. Determine research needs
4. Determine and develop long-term funding strategies
5. Determine and develop a long-term sustainability Program

ARKWIPP Action Steps Meeting Notes for May 4, 2010

The ARKWIPP Action Team

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