Nonnative Plants Choke Natural Landscapes
Exotic and other over-abundant invasive plant species threaten much of America's lands with ecological collapse. Such species choke off native flora and fauna, and reduce ecosystem services provided by natural plant communities arrayed across landscapes. We have gotten to this situation through widespread fragmentation and over-management of most natural ecosystems, and will only recover through restoration of large and connected natural plant communities across most of the land.
In a chokehold
Southern California's environment is fast approaching the tipping point as an onslaught of foreign plants overwhelms efforts to protect the region's natural landscape.