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2007 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

Display Report


Project Title: Waterfowl Habitat Enhancement Project
Region: 6
Station: Tewaukon NWR
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Kristine Askerooth
Project Description:
(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:Common NameScientific Name
  Canada thistle Cirsium arvense
Leafy spurge Euphorbia esula
Smooth brome Bromus enermis
Siberian (Chinese) elm Ulmus parvifolia
Russian olive Elaeagnus angustifolia
Wormwood Artemisia absinthium
Reed canarygrass Phalaris arundinacea
Project Status: InProgress
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:


Volunteer Affiliation:
(Check all that apply)
Volunteer Involvement:
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
Mapping weeds Releasing biological agents Removing woody vegetation
Total Number of Volunteers: 5
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


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).
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: 100
Number of Acres Restored:


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

Total Grant Amount:

$ 8,000

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies $5,500 69%
Biocontrol Agents $2,500 21%
Volunteer Stipends
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract
Restoration Materials
TOTAL $ 8,000 100%

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


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