2008 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form
PROJECT BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Invasive weed eradication at San Bernard NWR
San Bernard NWR
Name and Phone Number
(Up to 250 words)
Identification and mapping of the top four terrestrial invasive weeds on the San Bernard NWR.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:
Chinese Tallow Tree
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)
Crews were sent out to coastal prairie and forested habitats to GPS sites of tallow, , Ligustrum, McCartney rose and deep rooted sedge occurrences and map into a GIS database for chemical treatment. Crew subsequently assisted certified herbicide applicator with eradication of target species.
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).
Given the expanse of invasion by the target species on the refuge a systematic approach was necessary so that there would be no physical "burn out" by the crew. Species sites followed a pattern of first identifying the site, mapping, then returning to eradicate the population by chemical and mechanical treatments.
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?
This program helped maintain the database for invasive species occurrence and treatment for FY 2008. Further, it identified weakness in the equipment and database equipment.
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