Logan Simpson Arizona Environmental Consultants to Help Mitigate Fire Danger from Buffelgrass

The Southern Arizona Buffelgrass Coordination Center (SABCC) has awarded the Arizona environmental consultants of Logan Simpson a three-year contract to document the distribution, abundance, and effectiveness of treatments to eradicate buffelgrass in Pima County. This invasive species is highly flammable and drastically increases the frequency of fires in the Sonoran Desert.

Fire is the single greatest threat to public health and safety in and around in and around the Tucson International Airport (TIA) and the Pima County Mission Road Complex, which houses the Pima County Jail and other county infrastructure. Logan Simpson will be working with SABCC, TIA, and Pima County to help reduce the threat at TIA by mapping, controlling, and monitoring the spread of buffelgrass. The projects will be funded through a FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant.

The Southwest Fire Science Consortium has produced a 11 minute video of the work that SABCC is doing.