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2006 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

Display Report


Project Title: Sequoia Riverlands Trust and Tulare Audubon Salt Cedar Monitoring and Eradication
Region: 1
Station: 81612
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Jihadda Govan
Project Description:
(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:Common NameScientific Name
  Salt Cedar Tamerisk parvaflora
Russian Knapweed Acroptilon repens
Star Thistle Centaurea melitensis
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)
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: 45
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 150
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.


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).
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: 340
Number of Acres Restored: 5 to date


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

Total Grant Amount:

$ 6,600.00

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies $4,830.00 73
Chemical $1,770.00 27
Biocontrol Agents
Volunteer Stipends
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract
Restoration Materials

Recommendations: (OPTIONAL)
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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