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2005 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

Display Report


Project Title: Chinese Privet Detection/Eradication - Noxubee Nat
Region: 4
Station: Noxubee NWR
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
David Richardson, 662 323-5548
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
Project is designed to map, monitor , and eradicate 80% of the Chinese privet on Noxubee NWR during a 2 year period. Most privet is encroaching from field edges or roads into the forested landscape. GIS will be used to store the information. Imazapyr or glyphosate will be use to treat the privet. Other exotics will be mapped and treated concurrently with the privet.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Chinese Privet
cogon grass
Mimosa Tree
Project Status: Completed
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:


Volunteer Affiliation:
(Check all that apply)
VA_FriendsGrp                                 VA_Other
Volunteer Involvement:
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
Volunteers assited with mapping, monitoring and spraying of privet. They provide follow-up mointoring and additional spraying as well.
Total Number of Volunteers: 6
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 85
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Project was being done in cooperation with Friends of Noxubee Refuge and other vounteers.


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).
Expenditures have been used to obtain spray equipment and chemicals. One 5 acre privet patch was pushed down to facillitate herbicide application. Mapping and treatment was done during winter and early spring when other non-target plants have shed their leaves.
Number of Acres Treated: 5 acres and 60 miles of roadside
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 60 miles
Number of Acres Restored: none


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

Total Grant Amount:

$ 4400.00

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies 3400 66
Chemical 1000 34
Biocontrol Agents
Volunteer Stipends
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract
Restoration Materials
TOTAL 4400.00 100

Recommendations: (OPTIONAL)
How useful was this program for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and how can it be improved?
Program is very important and provides a target though limited source of funding to combat invasive plants. Needs to be expanded to the fullest to provide the monitary means to aggressively treat larger acres through contract services.


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