2008 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form
PROJECT BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Monitoring and eradication of deep rooted sedge at Brazoria NWR
Name and Phone Number
(Up to 250 words)
Intent of this project was to enlist volunteer and summer help to reconnoiter roads and right-of-ways on Brazoria NWR to document the occurrence of deep rooted sedge. When sites are identified they were targeted for eradication with chemical treatments.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:
Deep Rooted Sedge
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:
(Check all that apply)
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
Volunteers and students fanned out across the refuge taking note of potential sites of deep rooted sedge populations. As expected, the populations were present in man made disturbed sites such as roads and right-of-ways. Also expected and confirmed were small populations that could be eradicated before the species became a problem beyond individual chemical treatments.
Total Number of Volunteers:
Total Number of Volunteer Hours:
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
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).
As expected, the sedge populations were present in man made disturbed sites such as roads and right-of-ways. Also expected and confirmed were small populations that could be eradicated before the species became a problem beyond individual chemical treatments. At present the occurrence of the sedge has been set back at least two years on the refuge and if found can easily be eradicated. Note that populations were sporadic but spanned different areas of the refuge over a large area.
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?
Key to this is previous knowledge by participants of geographical information systems and a willing to learn the morphology between sedges and grasses.
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