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2006 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

Display Report


Project Title: On-the-ground Implementation of Integrated Invasive Species Management Plan.
Region: 1
Station: Hanford Reach National Monument/Saddlr Mountain N
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Heidi Newsome 509-371-1801
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
Early detection and rapid response to these weeds is critical to protection and conservation of the shrub-steppe habitat of the National Monument. A calendar of treatments throughout the year has been developed, and the remaining work will be implementing treatments on the ground and to continue mapping in areas that have not yet been mapped. Treatments will be coordinated and conducted April  June and September-December (depending on weather conditions) in 2005 and 2006. Continued mapping efforts will be conducted simultaneously with treatment. Volunteers and partners will participate in conducting this on-the-ground implementation of the weed management plan by assisting with treatment of the top priority weeds and by surveying and mapping in new areas.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Yellow Star Thistle Centaurea solstitialis
Diffuse Knapweed Centaurea diffusa
Rush Skeletonweed Chondrilla juncea
Salt Cedar Tamarix ramosissimus
Russian Olive Eleagnus angustifolia
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 surveying new infestations.
Total Number of Volunteers: 4
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 100
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, 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).
Map and treat new infestations and monitor existing infestations.
Number of Acres Treated: 0
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 100
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:

$ 5,148

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies 566.37 11
Chemical 224.92 4
Biocontrol Agents
Volunteer Stipends 1,622.97 31
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract 2,733.74 54
Restoration Materials
TOTAL 5,148 100

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 meeting state noxious weed control regulations.


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