2006 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form
PROJECT BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Sequoia Riverlands Trust and Tulare Audubon Salt Cedar Monitoring and Eradication
Name and Phone Number
(Up to 250 words)
This project provided equipment and herbicide to control and/or eliminate salt cedar from Pixley NWR as well as lands managed by a local land trust, Sequoia Riverlands Trust (SRT).
List of Invasives Species Targeted:
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:
(Check all that apply)
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
The involvement will come in the form of members of Tulare County Audubon Society and other volunteers through SRT. Work is to be performed on lands owned and/or managed by SRT.
Total Number of Volunteers:
Total Number of Volunteer Hours:
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Sequoia Riverlands Trust, Tulare County Audubon Society, and Sequoia Community College.
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).
The project is just beginning. Work to be performed will focus on mowing and herbicide spraying the following invasive species: star thistle, Russian knapweed, and salt cedar. Acres will be mapped and monitored.
Number of Acres Treated:
5 to date
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped:
Number of Acres Restored:
5 to date
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?
This was a great program this year! We were ablem to purchase an expensive yet very effective herbicide for use on Russian knapweed and star thistle, Transline. The local land trust, SRT, was also pleased to receive a new ATV mower and associated equipment. We found this program very useful in meeting refuge objectives as well as strengthining partnerships as well as fostering new ones. The only improvement for this program is that it be implemented for many years to come.
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