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2006 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

Display Report


Project Title: Weed wash for vehicles on CMR
Region: 6
Station: Charles M. Russell NWR
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Barron Crawford 406-538-8706
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
Original project was to rent and/or purchase a weed wash station and operate on west end of CMR during hunting season to reduce the spread of weed seeds from visitors through a partnership with the Missouri River Conservation District. The District failed to come up with the remaining funds so the refuge spent the money on treating invasive species on the refuge. We purchased $4,800 with of herbicide which was used to treat spotted knapweed and leafy spurge in former farm fields along the Missouri River. This is an ongoing project with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the local NRCS office.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  spotted knapweed
leafy spurge
Canada thistle
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)
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation provided a grant for the purchase of native grasses and provide technical assistance
Total Number of Volunteers: 3
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 60
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and NRCS office


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).
Treated approximately 80 acres, inventoryed 110 acres for new infestation and constructed two 50 foot x 50 foot exclosures to allow a seed source of shrubs to establish without being impacted by elk and deer
Number of Acres Treated: 80
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 110
Number of Acres Restored: 0


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

Total Grant Amount:

$ 4,850

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies
Chemical 4,800 99%
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?
Problem we face is for volunteer or partners to come through with matching funds or other resources. This project was modified after our volunteer group failed to meet the match requirements. This money needs to be at least 2 year money to allow field stations time to develop partnerships with solid commitments for matching resources.


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