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2005 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

Display Report


Project Title: San Joaquin Valley Refuges Volunteer Invasives Species Inititive
Region: 1
Station: 81610
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Jihadda Govan
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
Project provided herbicide, mowing equipment, and hand tools for Kern NWR and neighboring lands managed by Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Project targeted Russian knapweed, giant Arundo grass, and salt cedar.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Giant Arundo Atundo donax
Salt Cedar Tamarix parvifolia
Russian Knapweed Acroptilon repens
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 conducted GIS/GPS activities to map infestations; remove salt cedar trees on NRCS managed lands, and applied herbicide (when authorized to do so).
Total Number of Volunteers: 3
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 80
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Natural Resource Conservation District, Tulare, California.


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).
On Kern NWR, 85% of the infestations of Russian knapweed were eradicated. Two other infestations were located and mapped on Kern NWR. Herbicide purchased allowed the Refuge to eliminate areas of Salt cedar infestations that were new. Russian knapweed located on NRCS managed lands were 50% eliminated and controlled on 10% of lands. NRCS lands were mapped and monitored for success of treatments.
Number of Acres Treated: 50
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 25
Number of Acres Restored: 15


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

Total Grant Amount:

$ 6,150.00

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies $2,560.00 42
Chemical $875.00 14
Biocontrol Agents
Volunteer Stipends
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract
Restoration Materials
Other $2,716.00 44

Recommendations: (OPTIONAL)
How useful was this program for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and how can it be improved?
I found this program to be very helpful. It helped us secure funding to provide GIS hardware and software and to have a better idea of the extent of invasive species on refuge and assisting other organizations to eradicate and/or control their invasive species issues.


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