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2005 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

Display Report


Project Title: Weeding for Wildlife at Little Pend Oreille NWR
Region: 1
Station: Little Pend Oreille NWR
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Lisa Langelier 509-684-8384
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
The project builds on previous funding to work with volunteers to manage weeds. Our hope is train volunteers in the use of GPS units, map the extent of specific weed infestations, create a georeferenced database, release biocontrol agents, and monitor the effectiveness of control efforts.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Eurasian milfoil Myriophyllum spicatum
Hoary cress Cardaria draba
Leafy spurge Euphorbia esula
Spotted knapweed Centauria maculosa
Yellow hawkweed Hieracium pratense
Diffuse knapweed Centauria diffusa
Plumeless thistle Carduus acanthoides
Dalmatian toadflax Linaria genistifolia
Project Status: InProgress
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 helped in several ways including hand pulling, releasing biological control agents, and disking fields. Surveys and mapping were not started this year due to inadequate funding.
Total Number of Volunteers: 6
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 150
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Friends of Little Pend Oreille NWR, Stevens County Weed Board, and Quad County Biocontrol Project were the primary partners who assisted this year.


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).
Still in progress.
Number of Acres Treated: 30
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:

$ 2,650

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies
Biocontrol Agents
Volunteer Stipends
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract 2,650 100
Restoration Materials
TOTAL 2,650 100

Recommendations: (OPTIONAL)
How useful was this program for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and how can it be improved?
every bit of funding helps however, receiving the funds in June makes planning and implementation complicated. It would be most helpful if regions fully funded a few projects versus providing a small amount of money to several.


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