2005 California Desert Exotic Mustard Roadside Survey

California Highway 86 & 86-S - May 2005 - Raw data.
Imperial & Riverside Counties

Surveyed and Copyright © 2005 by Craig Dremann

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


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PICTURES


Cal. 86 and Junction S-22 Imperial County at Salton City, mustard plants caught in a 4 foot tall highway cyclone fence, forming a ramp that allows other plants to jump the fence.
Photo 5/18/05


Cal. 86 PM 46 Imperial County tumbling mustard stuck on fence, trying to get into nice creosote bush habitat. Photo. 5/18/2005.



California Highway 86 & 86-S - 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)



IMPERIAL COUNTY, from Junction Interstate 8, northbound and west

Survey 5/17/2005, notebook 193, page 46 & 5/18, notebook 194, pages 6-8

0-1 - City of El Centro)
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9 - (End of City of El Centro)
10 - (County Road S-28)
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19 - (City of Brawley)
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22 - (City of Brawley)
New River
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27 - (Town of Westmoreland)
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39 - (Willow Wash)
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Inspection Station for Immigration
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54 - (Surprise Wash)
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56 - (Salton City)
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66 - (Town of Desert Shores)
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67.80 Imperial/Riverside county line


RIVERSIDE COUNTY, westbound

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2 - (Cal. 86 & 86S split, continue up 86S, a new highway)
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Junction of Cal. Hwy. 111, and road to town of Mecca



Updated September 7, 2005 - BACK TO MAIN PAGE