Zacate Buffel video by Changemaker High School students

This Zacate Buffel video was created to inform Spanish speakers about the dangers of buffelgrass that is often just outside their yards. Changemaker High School students produced this project to detail how buffelgrass came to Arizona, what it looks like, and how to properly remove it. Funded in part by the Jane Goodall Roots and Shoots program and Donors Choose. Credits: Students: Larissa Diaz, Adilene Rivera, and Alejandra Lopez-Ortega. Teacher: Nicole Snook

Este video de zacate buffel se hace para informar a los hablantes de español sobre el peligro que esto es justo fuera de sus yardas. Le muestra la historia de por qué es zacate buffel en Arizona, cómo se ve y cómo eliminar correctamente y con seguridad zacate buffel de su alrededor. Este proyecto también fue echo por lideres estudiantiles de Changemaker High School.  Fue pagado por Jane Goodall Programa de Roots y Shoots y por Donors Choose. Creditos: estudiantes: Larissa Diaz, Adilene Rivera, y Alejandra Lopez-Ortega; Maestra Nicole Snook 


Beat Back Buffelgrass Day 2016 - Main Page


Thank you everyone who came out for Beat BackBuffelgrass Day this year!


We had a record number of sites -

thank you everyone who put one together!

And, we had a record number of people sign up on the website!


Here are the numbers

Here are our sponsors




Congratulations to Estelle Stern-Eilers

SABCC's 2016

Buffel Buster of the Year


Estelle's tireless and ongoing work with the Rillito Bend Neighborhood association and in Brandi Fenton Memorial Park is an inpiration to us all.  Congratulation Estelle, you deserve it.




January 21st, 2017 will be the 10th Annual

Beat Back Buffelgrass Day - save the date!

Buffelgrass Dead and Gone Tshirts

One of the many great things about Southern Arizona you can wear tshirts almost all year long and still be comfortable. Why not wear one of our tshirts? Be comfy, support our work, and help spread the message about buffelgrass!

Tshirts are free with a minimum donation of $15. Make your donation today through our Donate button. Or call 520-621-3024. Or send your donation to: SABCC, PO Box 40848, Tucson, AZ 85717  (Be sure to specify your size.)

Buffel Busters Activity Booklet and Identification Guide

Buffel Buster Activity Booklet Cover Page


Our Buffel Busters Activity Booklet and Identification Guide is here! This bilingual booklet is geared to 3rd and 4th Graders and tied to Arizona Department of Education Standards.

We're so excited to welcome this educational piece to our buffelgrass outreach team! Do you work with youth? Hard copy booklets are free to educators, email for more info. You can also download the booklet from the pdf below.

This booklet was produced with grant funding from Arizona State Forestry and U.S. Department of Agriculture.

"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited basis apply to all programs.)

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720- 5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

New Buffelgrass Videos

Buffelgrass! The Epic from Daniel Bell on Vimeo

For subtitles in Spanish click on the "CC" and then click on "Español"

Para los subtítulos en Español haga clic en el "CC" y luego haga clic en "Español"


Welcome to the Buffelgrass Patch


Welcome to the Buffelgrass Patch from Daniel Bell on Vimeo.

Help Us Map Buffelgrass

We now have a mobile app to map buffelgrass!  In addition to mapping buffelgrass on our website, you can download our app.  (Instructions) Try it on your phone.


Windows   iPhone   Android


Buffelgrass Identification Guide

  • Buffelgrass Identification Pocket Guide (full PDF link)

  • High-quality, High-resolution pictures of buffelgrass at various life stages and various settings

  • Key characteristics for identifying buffelgrass

  • Hard copy is water-resistant and tear-resistant

  • PDF looks great on smart phones!

Buffelgrass Removal on TV

Buffelgrass on TV! Van Nguyen from the UA MPASA program volunteered with us for our recent Days of Caring Buffelgrass Removal Event in the Sunnyside Neighborhood. Van put together this short piece which aired on KVOA recently. There wasn't time to mention SABCC or Tucson Clean and Beautiful by name but we're still proud of it.

Thanks to Van and all our other hardworking volunteers!

SABCC Welcome Page


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

Read the article here



Why we are so focused on Buffelgrass in Southern Arizona - take a few minutes to view this short film.

"Buffelgrass and the fire it brings are poised to destroy our Sonoran Desert ecosystems and threaten public safety, possibly more effectively and faster than drought, development, or almost any other potential disaster." - Southern Arizona resident

Buffelgrass Invasion: Its Threat to the Sonoran Desert and Our Will to Stop It

Produced by: Mark Betancourt

Major Funding Provided by: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum; Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation; Tohono O'odham Nation; National Park Service; Southern Arizona Native Plant Society; USDA-Forest Service; U.S. Geological Survey; Sandy Lanham; and Environmental Flying Services


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The Center's mission is to provide a regional information center that emphasizes an integrated management approach to control buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) in Southern Arizona.