Annual weeds continue to expand throughout the West eliminating many desirable species and plant communities. Wildfires are now common on lands infested with annual weeds, causing a loss of wildlife habitat and other natural resources. Measures can be used to reduce burning and restore native plant communities, but restoration is difficult and costly.
United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, "Proceedings - Ecology and Management of Annual Rangelands" (1994). Plants. Paper 3.