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2007 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

Display Report


Project Title: Volunteer Invasive Weed Control Project
Region: 6
Station: Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Kathleen Linder (970) 365-3613
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
Historic river bottomlands and oxbows of the Green River within BPNWR are threatened by the spread of a variety of noxious non-native terrestrial plants, including perennial pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium), Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense), Kochia (Kochia scoparia), and bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare). BPNWR is conducting a multi-year Cottonwood Restoration Project in conjunction with the Bureau of Reclamation. This project involves seeding and growing saplings of Fremont cottonwood (Populus fremontii), in 3 acres of fenced nursery area in Horseshoe Bottom. Due to the sensitive nature of these seedlings and saplings, the refuge is unable to spray herbicide or use large mechanical weed removal methods within the nursery. Therefore, the extensive weed infestations within these areas must be cleared by hand.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Perennial Pepperweed Lepidium latifolium
Canada Thistle Cirsium arvense
Kochia Kochia scoparia
Bull Thistle Cirsium vulgare
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)
Total Number of Volunteers:
Total Number of Volunteer Hours:
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).


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).
Number of Acres Treated:
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped:
Number of Acres Restored:


Budget: 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
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?


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