2007 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form
PROJECT BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Early detection of high priority invasive species using volunteers
Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
Name and Phone Number
Mike Brown 618.997.3344 x317
(Up to 250 words)
Establish an EDRR Program that uses volunteers to survey the trails and road systems throughout the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. A minimum of two training sessions will be held at the refuge to train volunteers to identify target species. In addition, each volunteer will be given color laminated ID sheets. All reported infestations will have the species ID verified, area mapped, and management options evaluated. New infestations will then be incorporated into active management, and eradication efforts will begin by Refuge staff. Project implementation will be contracted to the River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA), a multi-agency partnership that coordinates invasive plant management efforts throughout Southern Illinois. Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge is an active member of the CWMA.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:
Tree of heaven
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:
(Check all that apply)
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
A total of 2 training sessions has been conducted to date, with more being planned for the future. Since the training sessions were recently completed, only 2 infestation have been reported so far. We expect more volunteers trained and more infestations reported in the future.
Total Number of Volunteers:
Total Number of Volunteer Hours:
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area Society of American Foresters, Southern Illinois University Chapter
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).
The project is currently in progress. A total of 2 training sessions has been conducted to date, with more being planned for the future. Since the training sessions were recently completed, only 2 infestation have been reported so far. We expect more volunteers trained and more infestations reported in the future.
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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