2007 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form
PROJECT BACKGROUND INFORMATION
4th Annual Wildlife Weed Roundup
Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge
Name and Phone Number
Deborah Goslin 406-777-5552
(Up to 250 words)
1) Weed Pull = May 17, 2008 A fun day of weed education, pulling competition, lunch and prizes, while cleaning up the Refuge for wildlife and visitors. The sight of volunteers working in areas of high public use helps spread awareness of the importance of dealing with invasives - Refuges demonstrating land stewardship. 2) Buy dryland grass seed to reseed about 80 acres which didn't respond to the first round of treatments. These areas were burned in June 2007 to kill weed seeds. Repair irrigation lines to water seeded areas in spring/summer 2008. Buy native forb plants and have volunteers plant them along the Kenai Nature Trail loop as part of the grassland restoration. Buy & release bio-control bugs for knapweed and leafy spurge.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:
(Check all that apply)
VA_FriendsGrp VA_Scouts VA_SchoolGrp VA_GardenClub VA_CivicOrg VA_Other
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
Volunteers help organize and facilitate the Weed pull. Volunteers will plant and help maintain the native forbs.
Total Number of Volunteers:
Anticipate about 50 volunteers on Weed Pull day.
Total Number of Volunteer Hours:
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Friends of Lee Metcalf NWR, Ravalli County Weed District, Ravalli County Extension Service, Invasive Species Strike Team, Lee Metcalf NWR staff.
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).
Weed sites pulled in May 2007 were GPS'd. Teasel site had no prior treatment. Will order grass seed soon and will drillseed the burned areas this fall before freeze-up.
Number of Acres Treated:
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped:
Number of Acres Restored:
about 80 scheduled for Nov. 2007
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?
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