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2009 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

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Project Title: Get out and stay out: Ensuring the success of Russian Knapweed removal through native plantings
Region: 8
Station: Pahranagat NWR
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Chivia Horton 775-725-3443
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
Pahranagat NWR has areas dominated by Russian knapweed (Acroptilon repens). Current herbicide treatments are gradually reducing the knapweed population. However, in order to infested areas, competitor native species must be re-introduced. Currently, PNWR is in the preplanning stage of a 20 year wetland restoration/management plan. It is important that Russian knapweed be reduced to a manageable level in order to successfully implement the 20 year plan. Pahranagat NWR collaborated with Las Vegas residents to plant over 1000 live native grasses in knapweed infested areas.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Russian Knapweed Acroptilon repens
Project Status: Completed
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:


Volunteer Affiliation:
(Check all that apply)
    VA_SchoolGrp                            VA_Other
Volunteer Involvement:
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
Volunteers planted over 1000 live native grasses. Volunteers were educated on the environmental impacts of weeds like Russian knapweed. Model plants and reading material was purchased and used for discussion with volunteers.
Total Number of Volunteers: 20
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 16
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Pahranagat NWR developed two new parterships with the Public Lands Institure of the University of Nevada and the Friends of Nevada. Both groups recruited volunteers from the Las Vegas, NV area.


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).
Project success will not likely be measureable until spring at onset of the growing season. However, all plants purchased were planted and
Number of Acres Treated:
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped:
Number of Acres Restored: 2


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

Total Grant Amount:

$ 4000.00

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies 505.96 12.6%
Biocontrol Agents
Volunteer Stipends
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract
Restoration Materials 3494.04 87.4

Recommendations: (OPTIONAL)
How useful was this program for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and how can it be improved?


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