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2006 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

Display Report


Project Title: Old World Bluestem Control
Region: 2
Station: Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Chip Kimball 580-429-3222
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
The Refuge proposed to use three areas where solid stands of old world bluestem exist as test plots to examine methods for eradication. The areas were burned under controlled conditions to remove top growth and minimize the seed bank. All growth following the burn was treated with Roundup, and was repeated at least twice during the growing season. The areas will be reseeded with native plants to restore the area to natural conditions.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Caucasian bluestem Bothrichloa bladhii
Yellow bluestem Bothrichloa ischaemum
Project Status: InProgress
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:


Volunteer Affiliation:
(Check all that apply)
VA_FriendsGrp                     VA_StudentConsAssoc           
Volunteer Involvement:
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
Volunteers assisted with monitoring the site for invasive regrowth, and will assist with planting native seed and fertilization, watering, and monitoring of growth.
Total Number of Volunteers: 5
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 20
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Dr. Karen Hickman, Oklahoma State University, has been consulted on the project and will assist in monitoring its effectiveness. Dr. Hickman is the only researcher currently addressing the need to control this genera rather than to promote its use for "improved pasture" on private lands.


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).
To date, the sites have been burned and all regrowth was treated at three intervals with Roundup. The sites are barren at present. Seed and fertilizer has been purchased for application in the Spring of 2007.
Number of Acres Treated: 10
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 10
Number of Acres Restored: 10


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

Total Grant Amount:

$ 2800

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies 178.88 6.5
Chemical 1281.52 45.8
Biocontrol Agents
Travel 0 0
Volunteer Stipends 0 0
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract 0 0
Restoration Materials 1334.80 47.7
TOTAL 2795.20 100

Recommendations: (OPTIONAL)
How useful was this program for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and how can it be improved?


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