2008 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form
PROJECT BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Eradication of Kudzu
Cache River National Wildlife Refuge
Name and Phone Number
Eric Johnson 870-347-2074 ext. 23
(Up to 250 words)
Follow up treatmnet of broadcast application of Transline herbicide. This is the third year of broadcast application to several sites on the Refuge and on adjacent lands that affect the Refuge.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:
(Check all that apply)
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
Two volunteer interns recieved in the field training for identification of kudzu and safe application of herbicide. Two local farmers facilitated access to infested areas and provided assistance by disking flat areas of kudzu. A local herbicide applicator donated 2,000 gallons of water.
Total Number of Volunteers:
Total Number of Volunteer Hours:
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
The farmers provided access as in years past, but this year they provided additional assistance by disking and farming additional acres infested by kudzu. They also had greater interest when we sowed native grasses to reclaim highly erodable areas. The local herbicide applicator continued to provide water making it fast and easy to refill the tanks.
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 interns and Refuge staff treated 54 acres of kudzu. In general the results of the herbicide was apparent within two weeks after application.
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?
It was great to have this follow up money from participating in the Invasives mapping program. It will really facilitat meeting the Refuge goal of eventual eradication of kudzu and restoration of these sites to good wildlife habitat as well as soil stabilization.
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