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2008 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

Display Report


Project Title: Chinese Privet Detection/Eradication-Phase 2
Region: 4
Station: Noxubee NWR
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
David Richardson, 662 323-5548
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
Phase 2 of this project involves follow-up treatment of residual privet and location of privet within forest stands. Phase 1 centered on roadsides and field edges. Sites are being mapped and treated with glyphosate or imazapyr. Other exotics are being treated as located
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Chinese Privet
Cogon Grass
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 assiting with locating exotic plants and mapping locations for treatment.
Total Number of Volunteers: 2
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 20
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Partnership is focused with the Friends of Noxubee Refuge on various projects since 2004.


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).
Control of privet at sprayed locations is >95% especially with glyphosate in early spring. Most efforts were focused on inspecting treated sites from 2006. Respraying of these sites was done as necessary. All regrowth of located cogon grass sites was concurrently treated as part of a all inclusive spraying program for exotics.
Number of Acres Treated: 40
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 60 mile of road
Number of Acres Restored: 35


Budget: Account for funds in broad categories such as equipment, volunteer stipends, travel, coordinator salary/contract, etc.

Total Grant Amount:

$ 6450.00

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies 500 5
Chemical 5950 95
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?
Program is vital to acquire materials for control measures and provides a reliable work force to assist with mapping exotics.


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