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2007 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form


Display Report


PROJECT BACKGROUND INFORMATION



Project Title: Chinaberry Removal
Region: 4
Station: Dahomey/Tallahatchie NWR
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Becky Rosamond, 662-226-8286
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
Staff and volunteers will treat chinaberry trees with herbicide and monitor to evaluate the effects of the herbicide.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  chinaberry Melia azadarach
Project Status: Completed
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:
  (mm/dd/yyyy)
09/18/2008


VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

Volunteer Affiliation:
(Check all that apply)
    VA_SchoolGrp                           
Volunteer Involvement:
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
Volunteers treated stands of chinaberry with herbicide, marked the locations of treated trees using a hand-held GPS and flagged treated trees to allow for later evaluation of treatment success. Additionally, volunteers visited previously treated sites and evaluated the success of the treatment.
Total Number of Volunteers: 26
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 75
Partnerships:
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
This project used an existing partnership between the USFWS and Conservation classes at Delta State University and developed a new partnership between the USFWS and the student chapter of the Wildlife Society at Delta State University. Students in the conservation classes participated by evaluating the success of the treatment, while the students in the Wildlife Society did the actual treatment.


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).
Control measures were highly successful with over 95% of trees treated dying within a year of treatment. Additionaly areas of the refuge still require treatment and monitoring must continue. These areas will continue to receive the treatment and monitoring needed through the partnerships resulting from this project.
Number of Acres Treated: 2.0
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 2.0
Number of Acres Restored:


BUDGET INFORMATION

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

Total Grant Amount:

$ 1,700


Breakdown of Expenditures:

Category

Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies $300 18%
Chemical $1400 82%
Biocontrol Agents
Travel
Volunteer Stipends
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract
Restoration Materials
Other
TOTAL $1,700 100%


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

 

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