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2007 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form


Display Report


PROJECT BACKGROUND INFORMATION



Project Title: Eradication of kudzu (Pueraria lobata) at Cache River National Wildlife Refuge
Region: 4
Station: Cache River NWR
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Eric S. Johnson 870-347-2074
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
Follow up treatment of broadcast application of Transline herbicide. This is the second of three years of intense treatment that is needed to control the kudzu to the point where spot treatment will eventually eradicate in following years.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  kudzu pueraria montana
Project Status: InProgress
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:
  (mm/dd/yyyy)
10/01/2008


VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

Volunteer Affiliation:
(Check all that apply)
                                VA_Other
Volunteer Involvement:
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
Two volunteer interns received in the field training and then applied herbicide. A local herbicide applicator company donated 2,500 gallons of water. Local farmers facilitated access to the areas.
Total Number of Volunteers: 2
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 152
Partnerships:
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
A local herbicide applicator company donated 2,500 gallons of water. Local farmers facilitated access to the areas.


PROJECT RESULTS

Project Results:
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).
The interns and refuge staff treated 66 acres of kudzu. Most areas experienced complete die-off of leaves within 2 weeks of application. Most areas were treated a second time to cover small pockets that remained green or that were missed during the first application.
Number of Acres Treated: 66
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 66
Number of Acres Restored: 0


BUDGET INFORMATION

Budget: Account for funds in broad categories such as equipment, volunteer stipends, travel, coordinator salary/contract, etc.

Total Grant Amount:

$ 15,200.00


Breakdown of Expenditures:

Category

Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies 10080 66
Chemical 3620 24
Biocontrol Agents
Travel
Volunteer Stipends 500 3
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract 1000 7
Restoration Materials
Other
TOTAL


Recommendations: (OPTIONAL)
How useful was this program for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and how can it be improved?
Very good program and fits the needs of our refuge well. We were able to utilize the funds both on the refuge and on adjacent lands that effect the refuge.

 

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