Successful Beat Back Buffelgrass Day 2015

Beat Back Buffelgrass Day 2015 was a Success

SABCC would like to thank everyone for another great BBBGD, without your support and volunteer hours BBBGD wouldn't be possible.

Click here for the event listing, Statistics and Sponsors

Click here for the event listing, Statistics and Sponsors

Buffel Busters Activity Booklet and Identification Guide


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!

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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.