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2007 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

Display Report


Project Title: Salt cedar control and knapweed eradication
Region: CNO
Station: Kern National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Jihadda Govan
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
Project is to provide assistance to neighboring landowners through herbicide to control salt cedar and eradicate Russian knapweed. The project's main focus is to prevent the spread of both invasive species from encroaching onto the refuge from neighboring landowners as well as to improve habitat on targeted land.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Salt Cedar Tamarik spp.
Russian Knapweed Acroptilon repens
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)
Volunteers are made up of neighboring landowners who are responsible for eradication of knapweed and control of salt cedar on their properties to prevent the spread of either invasive plant species from encroaching onto the refuge. Landowners will supply the labor and the refuge is/will supply the herbicide.
Total Number of Volunteers: 10 (number represents 10 seperate landowners)
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: To date, 24 hours.
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
New partners include Adilade Duck Club, Bostik Duck club, and Eight Ball Duck Club. New partnerships include Westside Duck Club.


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, about 5 acres of salt cedar have been treated located next to Goose Lake Canal which flows from the south, north through the refuge. In spring 2008, it is anticipated 15 acres of Russian knapweed will be treated.
Number of Acres Treated: 5 acres
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 25 acres
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:

$ $15,000.00

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies $7,500.00 50%
Chemical $7,500.00 50%
Biocontrol Agents
Volunteer Stipends
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract
Restoration Materials

Recommendations: (OPTIONAL)
How useful was this program for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and how can it be improved?
This program is extremely useful in helping the Refuge in meeting our invasive species objectives. Herbicide is very expensive to both the private and public sectors. This program provided a bridge between both sectors by presenting a winning solution to remove invasive species.


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