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2009 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
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Project Title: Cooperative Management of Invasive Species (CMIS) at Caddo Lake NWR
Region: 2
Station: Caddo Lake NWR
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Jason F. Roesner (903) 679-9144
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
Mitigation activities associated with decontamination and transfer of the 8000 acre Army property to the Service has caused disturbance across the landscape resulting in colonization by invasive non-native plant species. The objectives of Phase 1 are: (1) train and support a volunteer base to begin a systematic inventory of invasive plant occurrences, (2) report locations to Service personnel for treatment, and (3) monitor treated locations. CMIS activities will start immediately and the proposed budget will be expended by July 1, 2010.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Japanese Climbing Fern Lygodium japonicum
Chinese Tallow Triadica Sebifera
Privet Ligustrum
Chinaberry Tree Melia azedarach
Giant Salvinia Salvinia molesta
Water Hyacinth Eichoria crassipes
KR Bluestem Bothriochloa isehaemum
Kudzu Pueraria montana
Honeysuckle Lonicera
Project Status: InProgress
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)
Early Detection and Rapid Response workshops and volunteer training for interested citizens, community-based groups, and youth organizations will be conducted.Post-treatment monitoring will utilize the Invaders of Texas GPS/GIS database to locate and survey treatment success and the health of native planting augmentations. Visual surveys and digital photography will be employed to document changes in habitat quality. The data collected will be used in national efforts to map the spread of invasive species throughout the United States.
Total Number of Volunteers: 20
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 100
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
We are including the Friends members, Texas Master Naturalists, Invaders of Texas Citizen Science Program volunteers, Service personnel, and TX state biologists stationed at CLNWR


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).
We have had the opportunity to train several resident volunteers and members of the local community through a workshop. The Invaders of Texas workshop was a great success and was attended by 30 trainees. The event was represented by individuals from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, LBJ Wildflower Center, Panola College, Texarkana College and Karnack ISD. The workshop gave volunteers the tools needed to go out and accurately ID, Photo and Record invasive plants in Northeast Texas. The information then would be uploaded into a database that can be viewed on the web. This information allows land managers to accurately assess the extent the invasive in their area of responsibility.
Number of Acres Treated: 5
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 50
Number of Acres Restored: Unkown at this time


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

Total Grant Amount:

$ $10,000.00

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies $9,000.00 90%
Biocontrol Agents
Volunteer Stipends
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract
Restoration Materials
Other $1,000.00 10%
TOTAL $10,000.00 100%

Recommendations: (OPTIONAL)
How useful was this program for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and how can it be improved?
Very useful and the grant allowed the program and workshop to be a great success.


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