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2006 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

Display Report


Project Title: Upland Restoration
Region: 5
Station: Cape May NWR
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Heidi Hanlon, 609/463-0994
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
Non-native, invasive plants multiflora rose and tree of heaven have formed a monoculture and are taking over important wildlife habitat. Cape May NWR is used by large numbers of migrating songbirds, raptors, woodcock, butterflies, and bats. This project will control 25 acres of shrub/scrub habitat.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  tree of heaven Ailanthus altissima
multiflora rose Rosa multiflora
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 of the Cape May NWR applied herbicide to target invasive species. This work will continue in 2007 and volunteers will also help monitor the sites and plant trees.
Total Number of Volunteers: 2
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 11
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Existing refuge volunteers partnered with staff for this project. The refuge educated an adjacent landowner to the refuge, who also has a tree of heaven infestation. This neighbor will be contacted again in 2007 to see if he will allow the refuge to control this invasive, which will prevent the spread further on his property and the refuge. This is a new partnership.


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).
Invasive plants, multiflora rose and tree of heaven were controlled over 25 acres on the Refuge along two sites. Volunteers will remain vital to this project as much monitoring and subsequent control efforts are necessary. A local landowner adjacent to the refuge who also had a tree of heaven infestation was contacted about the refuge controlling the invasives on his land as well. This partnership will be expanded in 2007 when the refuge will hopefully be able to treat and remove these trees. The refuge will hopefully plant native trees to replace the neighbor's existing invasive hedgerow using refuge volunteers.
Number of Acres Treated: 25
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 0
Number of Acres Restored: 20


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

Total Grant Amount:

$ 5,000

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies 120
Chemical 491
Biocontrol Agents
Volunteer Stipends
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract
Restoration Materials
Other 4,390
TOTAL 5,000

Recommendations: (OPTIONAL)
How useful was this program for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and how can it be improved?


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