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2005 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

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Project Title: Gold Rush Era Site Evaluation
Region: 7
Station: Innoko NWR
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Steven Kovach; 907-524-3251
Project Description:
(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:Common NameScientific Name
  Narrow-leaf hawk's Beard Crepis tectorum
Giant Hogweed Heracleum mantegazzianum
Orange Hawksweed Hieracium aurantiacum
Purple Loosestrife Lythrum salicaria virgatum
Common Plantain Plantago major
Bird Vetch Vicia cracca
Winter Vetch Vicia villosa
Pineappleweed Matricaria discoidea
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)
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: 3
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 600
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).


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).
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: 0
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 20
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:

$ 10,000.00

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies 5,530 55
Chemical 0
Biocontrol Agents 0
Travel 1,600 16
Volunteer Stipends 270 3
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract 0
Restoration Materials 0
Other 2,600 26
TOTAL 10,000 100

Recommendations: (OPTIONAL)
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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