Arbuckle Lake Group Announces Brush Control Program For Area Landowners

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) has awarded $89,000 to fund brush control and associated beneficial land management strategies in the Lake of the Arbuckles watershed in south central Oklahoma.

The grant funds, awarded to the Lake of the Arbuckles Watershed Association (LAWA), will specifically serve to mitigate the recent proliferation of cedar tree growth in the lake’s watershed. Cedar and other invasive brush species, if left unchecked, can have a detrimental effect on runoff, directly impacting water supplies and reliability. Cedars also supplant beneficial native grasses, which results in reduced productivity of the land. Eventual reestablishment of native grasses will decrease soil erosion and sedimentation, improve water quality, and enhance wildlife habitat.

 

 

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