2007 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form
PROJECT BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Waterfowl Habitat Enhancement Project
Name and Phone Number
(Up to 250 words)
The Smith/Tanner WPA is a 640 acre tract located in western Ransom Co. The site has 392 acres of uplands and 248 acres of wetlands. This area attracts over 68 pairs of ducks per sq.mile and is ranked as a high priority for nesting waterfowl habitat. The uplands have become invaded with a variety of invasive species and the wetlands are invaded with reed canary grass. Over 80% of the unit in infested. The project will run from 2007 - 2010 and will include mapping weeds, purchasing biological control agents, setting up transects, removing invasive trees, seeding areas back to a native mix of grasses and forbs.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:
Siberian (Chinese) elm
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:
(Check all that apply)
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
Mapping weeds Releasing biological agents Removing woody vegetation
Total Number of Volunteers:
Total Number of Volunteer Hours:
100 - so far
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Prairie Pothole Partners
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).
100 acres of the unit has been mapped for weeds. Photo points have been established. Plans are to release biological insects next spring and set up the vegetation monitoring transects. Plans are also to help remove invasive trees this winter.
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?
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