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2005 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
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Project Title: Invaisve plant identification and control techniques training at Hart Mt. NWR
Region: 1
Station: Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Marla Bennett, 541-947-2731
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
Volunteers were trained to identify noxious weeds and to use GPS units. The purpose was to initiate implementation of a weed detection and control program.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Cheat grass Bromus tectorum
Hoary cress Cardaria draba
Perennial pepperweed Lepidium latifolium
Canada thistle Cirsium arvense
Bull thistle Cirsium vulgare
Musk thistle Carduus nutans
Russian knapweed Centaurea repens
Western waterhemlock Cicuta douglasii
Project Status: Completed
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:


Volunteer Affiliation:
(Check all that apply)
VA_FriendsGrp                                 VA_Other
Volunteer Involvement:
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
Volunteers, using GPS units provided by the grant, were trained in weed identification and GPS use. They mapped approximately 3,100 acres of previously burned areas and meadow ground. GIS layers were produced by a volunteer.
Total Number of Volunteers: 5
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 89
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Friends of Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge


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).
In 2005, volunteers were trained on the use of GPS units and weed identification. They mapped 3,000 acres of previously burned areas to determine the incidence of post-burn cheat grass infestation. Volunteers also searched 100 acres of meadow ground looking for noxious weeds. GIS layers were produced from all findings. Priority areas were identified for future weed treatments.
Number of Acres Treated:
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 3,100
Number of Acres Restored:


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

Total Grant Amount:

$ 5,000.00

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies 4500.00 90
Biocontrol Agents
Volunteer Stipends
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract
Restoration Materials
Other 500.00 10
TOTAL 5000.00 100

Recommendations: (OPTIONAL)
How useful was this program for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and how can it be improved?
This grant initiated the noxious weed program on Hart Mountain.


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