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2005 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
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Project Title: Field inventory of invasive rodents
Region: 7
Station: Alaska Maritime NWR
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Vernon Byrd 907-235-6546
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
Partner with Island Conservation, a non-profit organization, to use volunteers to gather data on the distribution of introduced rats on refuge islands
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Norway Rat Rattus norvegicus
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 will help gather data in the field and then they will enter data into a database at Island Conservation that will be available on the web. Other volunteers will dessiminate informaton from the surveys in the Refuge visitor center
Total Number of Volunteers: 6 Island Conservation, 8 refuge (in visitor center
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 400
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
The primary refuge partner is Island Conservation, a non-profit science driven organization, located at the University of California, Santa Cruz. This organization is focused on invasive species management to restore native biodiversity and they have developed a database for inventory of invasive species on islands that will help with conservation planning and restoration projects.


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).
Initial planning has been conducted and volunteers are being recruited for field work in summer 2006.
Number of Acres Treated:
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped:
Number of Acres Restored:


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

Total Grant Amount:

$ 22,000

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies $3,000 14
Biocontrol Agents
Travel $8,000 36
Volunteer Stipends $2,000 9
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract $8,000 36
Restoration Materials
Other $1000 5
TOTAL $22,000 100

Recommendations: (OPTIONAL)
How useful was this program for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and how can it be improved?
This is a very big help in refining basic inventory procedures and developing a partnership to get these data and all future data into an international database that can be used for invasive species planning and priority setting.


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