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2006 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

Display Report


Project Title: Salt Cedar (Tamarisk spp.) management to protect critical Pacific Salmon Spawning areas within the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River.
Region: 1
Station: Hanford Reach National Monument/Saddle Mountain NW
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
This project calls for using volunteers to re-visit monitoring plots in spring of 2006 and to collect baseline information on the current extent of the Salt Cedar infestation in and along the Columbia River. Volunteers would be trained in the use of hand held GPS units for mapping of current infestation. Volunteers would be trained in and would conduct monitoring of plants, recording cover, height and density values along monitoring transects. Volunteers would then be used to conduct cut-stump treatments, during June-August 2006. Volunteers would cut stems, Monument staff would apply herbicide directly to the cut stems. Volunteers would then revisit monitoring transects in spring of 2007 to evaluate success of treatments. A report describing monitoring protocols and treatment effectiveness will be produced in Spring of 2007.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Salt Cedar Tamarix ramosissima
Project Status: InProgress
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:


Volunteer Affiliation:
(Check all that apply)
                        VA_CivicOrg        VA_Other
Volunteer Involvement:
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
Mapping and inventory of new salt cedar. Monitoring of existing. Collect base line information.
Total Number of Volunteers: 3
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 140
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society, Columbia Basin Chapter of Washington Native Plant Society, The Nature Conservancy of Washington, Richland Rod and Gun Club, Benton, Franklin, Grant and Adams County Noxious Weed Control Boards.


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).
Project is on-going. Data collection is continuing. Report will be prepared by September 2007.
Number of Acres Treated: 0
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 45
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:

$ 6,500.00

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies 720.83 11
Chemical 286.27 4
Biocontrol Agents
Volunteer Stipends 2,065.59 31
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract 3,479.31 54
Restoration Materials
TOTAL 6,552 100

Recommendations: (OPTIONAL)
How useful was this program for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and how can it be improved?
Very useful for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and state noxious weed control regulations


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