New invasive weed identified in N.D.Booming oil activity in western North Dakota in recent years has boosted the state’s economy. But it might be to blame for the introduction of an invasive weed that can poison livestock and wildlife. Halogeton has been found in most western U.S. states but had never been spotted in North Dakota until late last summer, when a federal official found it in the Little Missouri National Grasslands. Now, state and federal officials hope to raise awareness of the threat.
By: By Blake Nicholson, The Associated Press, The Jamestown Sun