2005 Arizona Desert Sahara Mustard Roadside Survey

I-15 - Arizona
August 2005 - Raw data.

Surveyed and Copyright © 2005 by Craig Dremann

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I-15 Arizona - August 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 = None Seen. 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.


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)

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ARIZONA, starting at Nevada border

Survey August 31, 2005, may be updated periodically.

(PM markers, starts at California border) Notebook 197, pages 15-17

0-1 - RS scattered
1 -
DES out 50 feet, RS scattered
2 -
RS scattered, Desert stipa habitat
3 -
NS - badlands
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NS - badlands
5 -
RS scattered, Desert stipa habitat
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DES scattered out 100 feet from roadsides
7 -
RS and MED scattered
8 -
RS scattered
9 -
RS rare -Virgin River
10 -
11 -
RS - rare
12 -
RS solid in ditch, scattered elsewhere
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NS - Rock canyon
14 -
NS - Rock canyon
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NS - Rock canyon
16 -
NS - Rock canyon
17 -
NS - end of rock canyon
18 -
NS - Cedar Pockets exit
19 -
20 -
NS - Joshua trees
21 -
DES scattered to solid out 50 feet on road fill
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MED very rare
27 -
NS (Black Rock Road exit)
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29 -
NS - Red brome solid?

Utah border

Updated December 24, 2022 - The Reveg Edge Ecological Restoration service