2005 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form
PROJECT BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Gold Rush Era Site Evaluation
Name and Phone Number
Steven Kovach; 907-524-3251
(Up to 250 words)
Visit Gold Rush Era sites on the refuge and survey for the presence of Alaska invasive plant species.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:
Narrow-leaf hawk's Beard
Lythrum salicaria virgatum
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:
(Check all that apply)
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
After mandatory safety training, volunteers worked at main field camp preparing equipment for remote deployments and practicing search techniques. Volunteers were flown to 2 remote sites and boated to a third to search for invasive species.
Total Number of Volunteers:
Total Number of Volunteer Hours:
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
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).
Project was adversely impacted by extreme spring flooding events which set back floral chronology. No invasive species were recorded at any of the 3 sites visited, but survey conditions were less than ideal.
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?
Without this program, the refuge would not have been able to attempt this project. The project was adversely impacted by extreme environmental conditions which resulted in our not achieving projected goals.
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