2005 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form
PROJECT BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Pulling together in NW Minnesota Private/Public Partnerships for EDER of invasive species on units of the NWRS
Detroit Lakes WMD
Name and Phone Number
Scott Kahan 218-844-3403
(Up to 250 words)
Conserving rare habitats on units of the NWRS utilizing public/private partnerships to achieve invasive species management using a variety of IPM techniques and Early Detection/Early Response (EDER) protocols for the inventory, control, and monitoring of invasive plant species.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:
(Check all that apply)
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
Volunteers from Concordia college, and the Friends of the Detroit Lakes WMD assisted with collection of weed inventory data, collection/release of biological control agents, and invasive woody species removal.
Total Number of Volunteers:
Total Number of Volunteer Hours:
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
New and exisiting partnerships utilized in this project include: Concordia College, Friends of the Detroit Lakes WMD, Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture, and Clay County
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).
19 field insectaries for biological control agents were monitored utilizing volunteer labor. 5 new (1 acre) field insectaries were established to control leafy spurge. A complete baseline inventory of weed locations on WPA's in Clay County was completed. This GPS/GIS based inventory was shared with partnering agencies (Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture, and Clay County) as a part of a larger effort to develop a County-wide inventory/plan to more effectively deal with invasive species. One oak savanna restoration was completed with the removal of invasive woody species.
Number of Acres Treated:
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped:
Number of Acres Restored:
Account for funds in broad categories such as equipment, volunteer stipends, travel, coordinator salary/contract, etc.
Total Grant Amount:
Breakdown of Expenditures:
Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract
How useful was this program for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and how can it be improved?
This program was critical for meeting refuge (district) invasive species objectives. A large invasive species inventory was completed for Clay County from which we can begin to address treatments utilizing new/existing partnerships.
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