2005 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form
PROJECT BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Assessment and Control of Detected Invasive Species
South Texas Refuge Complex
Name and Phone Number
(Up to 250 words)
A comprehensive list of invasive plant species were detected, mapped, and treated/removed completely with the aid of volunteers
List of Invasives Species Targeted:
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:
(Check all that apply)
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
Volunteers will assist in herbicide application with equipment and labor provided by the Refuge. State and private partners will work to eradicate target species on their own properties. Irrigation Districts will supply water to flood-up sprayed areas to control nuisance vegetation.
Total Number of Volunteers:
Total Number of Volunteer Hours:
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Friends of the Wildlife Cooridor, Friends of Santa Ana, Friends of Laguna Atascosa NWR, Cooperative Farmers for Lower Rio Grande Valley NWR, volunteers, Winter Texans, school groups, families
Give an overview of the results of the project. Include quantifiable measure of success, such as maps produced, efficacy of control measures, number of sites where invasions were detected early and responded to, number of community contacts, etc. (Up to 250 words).
Up to 2,000 acres of refuge lands were surveyed and treated for invasive, nuisance, exotic, and undesirable vegetation(s). Volunteers of all types assisted with survey work, record-keeping, GIS, and actual herbicide activities.
Number of Acres Treated:
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped:
Number of Acres Restored:
Account for funds in broad categories such as equipment, volunteer stipends, travel, coordinator salary/contract, etc.
Total Grant Amount:
Breakdown of Expenditures:
Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract
How useful was this program for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and how can it be improved?
This was a super opportunity to engage with the public (volunteers) to assist and identify and address invasive plant problems on the Lower Rio Grande Valley NWR and Laguna Atascosa NWR.
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