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2005 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

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Project Title: Friends of Seal Beach NWR Invasive Species Assessment and Eradication Project
Region: 8
Station: Seal Beach NWR
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Slader Buck (760) 930-0168
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
Seal Beach NWR has several invasive plants within upland areas immediately adjacent to marsh habitat. These plants are increasing their distribution on the refuge and often form solid stands. On "Hog Island" mustand occupies areas that could be used by the endangered light-footed clapper rail to escape from predators during extreme high tides. This project will accomplish two major objectives; 1) inventory and map invasive plant distribution on the upland areas of the refuge, thereby providing an invasives species baseline and, 2) control invasive species and replant a key 2 acre area on Hog Island.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  ice plant Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
sweet fennel Foeniculum vulgare
Spanish broom Spartium junceum
mustard Brassica sp.
giant reed Arundo donax
Project Status: InProgress
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:


Volunteer Affiliation:
(Check all that apply)
Volunteer Involvement:
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
Volunteers have been involved with researching the type of GPS unit needed and doing initial invasive species surveys on Seal Beach NWR
Total Number of Volunteers: 3
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 9
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Friends of Seal Beach NWR


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).
We received funds for this project late in the FY. To date we have completed the acquisition process to purchase the GPS Unit, had our first volunteer training on how to use it and ocularly identified areas of invasive species distribution on the refuge. The remaining work will be done in FY-06
Number of Acres Treated: 0
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 0
Number of Acres Restored: 0


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

Total Grant Amount:

$ 9,000.00

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies 3,653.00 40.5
Biocontrol Agents
Volunteer Stipends
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract
Restoration Materials
TOTAL 3,653.00 40.5

Recommendations: (OPTIONAL)
How useful was this program for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and how can it be improved?
We expect it to be very useful when completed, with benefits to listed species.


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