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2007 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form


Display Report


PROJECT BACKGROUND INFORMATION



Project Title: 4th Annual Wildlife Weed Roundup
Region: 6
Station: Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Deborah Goslin 406-777-5552
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
1) Weed Pull = May 17, 2008 A fun day of weed education, pulling competition, lunch and prizes, while cleaning up the Refuge for wildlife and visitors. The sight of volunteers working in areas of high public use helps spread awareness of the importance of dealing with invasives - Refuges demonstrating land stewardship. 2) Buy dryland grass seed to reseed about 80 acres which didn't respond to the first round of treatments. These areas were burned in June 2007 to kill weed seeds. Repair irrigation lines to water seeded areas in spring/summer 2008. Buy native forb plants and have volunteers plant them along the Kenai Nature Trail loop as part of the grassland restoration. Buy & release bio-control bugs for knapweed and leafy spurge.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Spotted Knapweed Centaurea maculosa
Houndstongue Cynoglossum officinale
Teasel Dipsacus sylvestris
Musk Thistle Carduus nutans
Common Tansy Tanacetum vulgare
Project Status: InProgress
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:
  (mm/dd/yyyy)
05/17/2008


VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

Volunteer Affiliation:
(Check all that apply)
VA_FriendsGrp VA_Scouts    VA_SchoolGrp            VA_GardenClub        VA_CivicOrg        VA_Other
Volunteer Involvement:
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
Volunteers help organize and facilitate the Weed pull. Volunteers will plant and help maintain the native forbs.
Total Number of Volunteers: Anticipate about 50 volunteers on Weed Pull day.
Total Number of Volunteer Hours:
Partnerships:
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Friends of Lee Metcalf NWR, Ravalli County Weed District, Ravalli County Extension Service, Invasive Species Strike Team, Lee Metcalf NWR staff.


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).
Weed sites pulled in May 2007 were GPS'd. Teasel site had no prior treatment. Will order grass seed soon and will drillseed the burned areas this fall before freeze-up.
Number of Acres Treated: about 15
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped:
Number of Acres Restored: about 80 scheduled for Nov. 2007


BUDGET INFORMATION

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

Total Grant Amount:

$ $12,400


Breakdown of Expenditures:

Category

Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies 2023.07 16.4
Chemical 1605.85 13.0
Biocontrol Agents 390 1.3
Travel
Volunteer Stipends 1165.88 12.3
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract
Restoration Materials 6871.74 56.4
Other
TOTAL 12,400 99


Recommendations: (OPTIONAL)
How useful was this program for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and how can it be improved?

 

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