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2008 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

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Project Title: Invasive weed eradication at San Bernard NWR
Region: 2
Station: San Bernard NWR
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Thomas Adams
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
Identification and mapping of the top four terrestrial invasive weeds on the San Bernard NWR.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Chinese Tallow Tree Triadica sebifera
McCartney Rose Rosa bracteata
Deep Rooted Sedge Cyperus enterianus
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)
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: 7
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 500
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).
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: 100
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 200
Number of Acres Restored: 50


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

Total Grant Amount:

$ 33,230.00

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies 5,000 10
Chemical 13,000 40
Biocontrol Agents
Volunteer Stipends 15,230 50
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract
Restoration Materials
TOTAL 33,230 100

Recommendations: (OPTIONAL)
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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