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2008 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form


Display Report


PROJECT BACKGROUND INFORMATION



Project Title: Monitoring and eradication of deep rooted sedge at Brazoria NWR
Region: 2
Station: Brazoria NWR
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Thomas Adams
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
Intent of this project was to enlist volunteer and summer help to reconnoiter roads and right-of-ways on Brazoria NWR to document the occurrence of deep rooted sedge. When sites are identified they were targeted for eradication with chemical treatments.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Deep Rooted Sedge Cyperus enterianus
Project Status: InProgress
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:
  (mm/dd/yyyy)
10/01/2009


VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

Volunteer Affiliation:
(Check all that apply)
                    VA_StudentConsAssoc            VA_Other
Volunteer Involvement:
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
Volunteers and students fanned out across the refuge taking note of potential sites of deep rooted sedge populations. As expected, the populations were present in man made disturbed sites such as roads and right-of-ways. Also expected and confirmed were small populations that could be eradicated before the species became a problem beyond individual chemical treatments.
Total Number of Volunteers: 6
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 400
Partnerships:
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).


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).
As expected, the sedge populations were present in man made disturbed sites such as roads and right-of-ways. Also expected and confirmed were small populations that could be eradicated before the species became a problem beyond individual chemical treatments. At present the occurrence of the sedge has been set back at least two years on the refuge and if found can easily be eradicated. Note that populations were sporadic but spanned different areas of the refuge over a large area.
Number of Acres Treated: 50
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 500
Number of Acres Restored: 50


BUDGET INFORMATION

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

Total Grant Amount:

$ 7220.00


Breakdown of Expenditures:

Category

Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies 4000.00 60
Chemical 1000 15
Biocontrol Agents
Travel 1000 10
Volunteer Stipends 1220 15
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract
Restoration Materials 0
Other 0
TOTAL 7220 100


Recommendations: (OPTIONAL)
How useful was this program for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and how can it be improved?
Key to this is previous knowledge by participants of geographical information systems and a willing to learn the morphology between sedges and grasses.

 

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