2009 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form
PROJECT BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Community-supported Invasive Weed detection and control
Humboldt Bay NWR
Name and Phone Number
Andrea Pickart 707-822-6378
(Up to 250 words)
This year's funds were pooled with challenge cost share funds to carry out regional mapping of invasive annual and prennial grasses with partners. we mapped invasive grasses over a 13 mile stretch of hte North Spit on both private and public lands, documenting distribution and abundance, in preparation for a regional control stragegy.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:
sweet vernal grass
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:
(Check all that apply)
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
Volunteers were hired with stipends to do all mapping.
Total Number of Volunteers:
Total Number of Volunteer Hours:
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Friends of the Dunes, California native Plant society
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).
Maps were created on the ground, using paper maps (printed from air photos digitized in arcmap with scales and boundaries for navigation, so that vols didn't need GPS experience). After training, vols mapped all areas, then staff (using other funding) digitized all maps.
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?
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