U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Logo U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

2007 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

Display Report


Project Title: Beaver Creek Exotic Plant Survey
Region: 7
Station: Yukon Flats NWR
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Delia Vargas Kretsinger 907-456-0419
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  white sweetclover Melilotus alba
spotted knapweed Centaurea biebersteinii
bird vetch Vicia cracca
foxtail barley Hordeum jubatum
cheatgrass Bromus tectorum
perennial sowthistle Sonchus arvensis ssp. uliginosus
common peppergrass Lepidium densiflorum
lambsquarters Chenopodium album
common dandelion Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale
Project Status: Completed
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)
Our three volunteers came to the project with science, botanical, and forest and fire ecology backgrounds. Two are middle school educators. The volunteers worked alongside FWS and the Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District crew members to conduct an exotic plant survey. Specifically volunteers surveyed sites, recorded gps locations and plant species lists. Volunteers also identified plant species and pressed voucher specimens. If exotic plants observed, species name, percent cover, # plants/unit area recorded. Exotic plants were hand-pulled when encountered. One volunteer provided guidance and leadership on the river to allow the group (in three canoes) to safely navigate obstacles along Beaver Creek. All crew members participated in daily camp set up/take down and food preparation.
Total Number of Volunteers: 3
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?


- Return to Main Menu -