2006 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form
PROJECT BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Gold Rush Era Sites and Hunter Camp Evaluation
Name and Phone Number
Steven Kovach 907-524-3251
(Up to 250 words)
Search historic Gold Rush era sites as well as long-used hunter camps for the presence of invasive plant species (37 species to be searched for). If invasive plant species are found, document species, location, status, and extent of the invasive plant species.
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 received required safety training (motorboat operator, bear safety, bear firearms safety) prior to going to the refuge. Volunteers, organized camping gear, boated to work locations, searched for invasive plant species, and documented findings.
Total Number of Volunteers:
Total Number of Volunteer Hours:
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
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).
Crew managed to get to 3 of 4 Gold Rush era sites and 13 of 26 hunter camp sites. All 16 sites were fully inventoried. While non-native plant species were found, no invasive plant species were located. The crew could not identify 1 plant species; this plant was collected and will be forwarded to the University of Alaska Herbarium for identification.
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?
This program has been the only way we have been able to conduct this initial inventory. We attempted to conduct this search last year, but we were unable to complete the project due to altered phonology schedules and the time the crew was available to conduct the survey. We feel that this year's effort was successful as over 50% of the sites were visited. With one more summer of effort we should be able to complete this initial inventory project.
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