2003. USGS Western Ecological Research Center publication brief.
Alien plants and fire have recently been recognized as significant land management problems in the Mojave and Colorado deserts, especially as they relate to management of the federally threatened desert tortoise.
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Brooks, M. L., and T. C. Esque. 2002. Alien plants and fire in desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) habitat of the Mojave and Colorado deserts. Chelonian Conservation Biology 4:330-340.