Tonto National Forest-Volunteers
The Flowering Oleander is Easy to See
The Mapping Crew
Reading and Recording Coordinates
On April 27, five students from Prescott College, Brian Stutz of
Arizona Wilderness Coalition (AWC), and Georgy Naimoli & Patti Fenner from Friends of the Tonto NF (FOTNF) mapped saltcedar and oleander from Arnett Creek to Telegraph Canyon. The mapping was a continuation of the mapping for the first phase of the project to control these two woody invasive plants in a narrow steep reach of Telegraph Canyon. Oleander in the canyon is dense and reaches a height exceeding 20 feet.
FOTNF and AWC hope to meet with the Forest's Invasive Plant Manager to forward the updated map and discuss next steps toward controlling these plants in this beautiful area.
Updated Map of Invasive Plants
Friends of the Tonto National Forest 4022 E. Greenway Road Suite 11 Box 348 Phoenix, AZ 85032