2005 California Sahara Mustard Roadside Survey

Old Highway Route 66 - May 2005 - Raw data.
San Bernardino County

Surveyed and Copyright © 2005 by Craig Dremann

Box 361, Redwood City, CA 94064 - (650) 325-7333


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PICTURES


Old Highway 66 - Goffs Road - Odometer 8.5 miles west of Junction of US 95, mustards solid along roadsides, along with native daturas.

Old Highway 66, 2 miles west of I-40 and Fenner, a little mustard sneaking into the desert from the infestation along Interstate 40.

Old Highway 66, 17 miles west of Fenner/I-40 juction, the Mojave desert unmolested by the exotic Saharan mustard. Train in distance, 88 cars, loaded with shipping containers from China.



Old Highway Route 66 - May 2005 - Raw data.

Results of a 70 mph windshield survey (or whatever the local speed limits were), of Sahara Mustard (Brassica tournefortii): Either not present; is present along roadsides or in medians; or is outside of the roadside to the fence line or has moved from the roadsides to infest adjacent land.

NS = No Sahara Mustard was seen along roadside ditches; or if divided highway, also not seen in the roadside median, or in lands adjacent to the road.

RS = Road Sides were infested with Sahara Mustard. MED = In divided highways, in medians.

DES = Sahara Mustard has moved from the roadsides into the desert, agricultural areas, or other lands adjacent to the roadsides. FL = Only found along the highway cyclone-fence line, but is far enough off the roadside to pose an immediate problem for the lands adjacent to the fences. At the time of the survey, did not appear to be moving off the fence line yet.

SPECIES SURVEYED for:

BT = Brassica tournefortii or Sahara Mustard.

PM = Post miles along highways, and numbers indicate the averages found not just at each post mile, but for 1/2 mile on either side of the post mile marker.

(Landmarks and other notes on other exotics or native plants will be in parentheses)



SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Junction US 95 along Goffs Road, westward to Jct. I-40

Survey 5/19/2005, notebook 194, pages 21-24

(Odometer Miles, no Post Miles seen, start Junction US 95 westward) GOFFS ROAD

0-1 -
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2 - (Mojave ground squirrel habitat)
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Town of Goffs and Railroad crossing
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17 - (Mojave ground squirrel habitat)
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24 - (town of Fenner, but it calls itself Essex)

24.1 - Fenner exit, Junction Interstate 40


SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Junction of Fenner exit of Interstate 40 westward to Amboy

(Odometer Miles, no Post Miles seen)

0-1 -
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4.5 = Junction of National Trails Highway
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6 - (town of Essex, pop. 100)
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15.5 - (ghost town, shacks = Danby?)
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27 - (town of Chambless/Cadiz)
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29 - (summit)
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32.6 - Junction of Kelbaker Road
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Town of Amboy, railraod crossing at Odo. 38.7
39 -

Junction of Amboy Road - Road continues to Ludlow



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