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William Meister

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Space Invaders

Tamarisk is an invasive shrub/tree that has decimated riparian habitats in the Western United States. My idea is to put this resource to use and restore the natural habitat. There are many different opportunities that could be explored to utilize the hectares upon hectares of tamarisk that grow in this part of the US. These could range from construction to industrial to many other uses. By harvesting this resource, the chance exists to heal ecosystems that have been completely destroyed by this unwelcome invader. Furthermore, finding a commercial use for tamarisk means the creation of job opportunities in rural areas that tend to be more economically depressed.

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