2006 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form
PROJECT BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Mechanical Control of Invasive Species
South Texas Refuges Complex
Name and Phone Number
(Up to 250 words)
Utilize volunteers to operate a Rollogon and other refuge equipment to conduct nuisance plant-spraying operations
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)
Volunteers assist with all aspects of plant control operations. Volunteers received required certification to dispense approved chemicals that manage undesirable wetland plant species.
Total Number of Volunteers:
Total Number of Volunteer Hours:
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Friends of the Wildlife Corridor Volunteers (retired individuals) that reside in South Texas between October and April annually; i.e. Winter Texans
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).
75 acres of refuge wetlands were actively managed against nuisance vegetation. Phragmites, Arundo, and Cattails were effectively controlled with the aid of volunteers conducting treatment operations.
Number of Acres Treated:
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped:
Number of Acres Restored:
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?
Use of volunteers to conduct wetland management activities is very, extremely beneficial to the refuge.
Return to Main Menu