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2006 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
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Project Title: Mapping/Monitoring the control of woody plant invasion on Audubon and Lake Nettie Refuges using Volunteers
Region: 6
Station: Audubon Complex
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Craig Hultberg 7014425474 ext.15
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
Mapping (RLGIS and GPS) and monitoring (stem density) the control of woody plant invasion on 40 miles of shoreline, 85 islands, and 2,500 acres of uplands by using the pesticide Garlon 4 and LT bark oil blue. Prescription grazing and burning in the control of these wood plant species will also be monitored. Will be a multi-year project.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Russian olive Elaeagnus angustifolia
Siberian elm Ulmus pumila
Caragana Caragana arborescens
Rocky Mt. Juniper Juniperus scopulorum
Project Status: Completed
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)
1) Applied Garlon 4 (1 part) and Bark Oil Blue (2 parts) to basal area of undesirable trees except for junipers (chainsaw/Arsenal). 2) Mapped (GPS, RLGIS) all undesirable woody plants on sprayed areas. 3) Mapped(GPS, RLGIS) wood lots and trees not undesirable, all trees in wood lots are considered desirable in sprayed areas. 4) Set up photo points. 5) Organize files and past projects.
Total Number of Volunteers: 1
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 700
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
CORPs of Engineers - contributed $3,500.00 for the purchase of chemicals (30 gal Garlon 4 and 60 gal LT bark oil blue).


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).
1,497 Russian Olive trees treated with Garlon 4. 3,330 Siberian elms treated with Garlon 4. 72 junipers cut down. 4 islands (up to 27 undesirable woody plants on one islant)and 5 miles of shoreline were completed. All areas treated, GPS and mapped.
Number of Acres Treated: 45
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 45
Number of Acres Restored: 45


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

Total Grant Amount:

$ 7,113.00 (includes $3,500.00 CORPs match)

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies $847.00 11.9%
Chemical $4,817.00 67.8%
Biocontrol Agents
Volunteer Stipends $1,369.00 19.2%
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract
Restoration Materials
Other $80.00 1.1%
TOTAL $7,113.00 100%

Recommendations: (OPTIONAL)
How useful was this program for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and how can it be improved?
Very useful. We estimated that we completed 15% of the problem. This project gave us some insight on how much resources it would take to finish both Refuges.


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