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2009 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

Display Report


Project Title: Wolf Lake Tree Removal
Region: 3
Station: Windom Wetland Management District
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Mark Vaniman (507-831-2220)
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
This is a continuation of the project started by the local Cub, Boy and Girl Scout troops to locate, map and clip invasive trees including, eastern red cedar trees, in order to restore a protion of native prairie on the Wolf Lake Waterfowl Production Area. The project will be timed to coincide with National Public Lands Day. The District YCC crew and other staff completed chemical treatment of the woody vegetation to prevent re-sprouting.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Eastern Red Cedar Juniperous virginiana
Green Ash Fraxinus pennsylanica
Cottonwood Populus deltoides
Buckthorn Rhamnus cathartica
Project Status: Completed
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:


Volunteer Affiliation:
(Check all that apply)
VA_FriendsGrp VA_Scouts                                VA_Other
Volunteer Involvement:
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
Volunteers located and cut invastive trees on a native prairie site. All invasive woody species were cut down and treated with chemical to prevent resprouting. The District provided the spraying and personal protective equipment used on the project. Volunteers along with District YCC staff cut and stacked all the trees to allow them to be burned using prescribed fire at a later date.
Total Number of Volunteers: 5
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 47
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Friends of Windom Wetlands, Southwest Private Industry Council and local prairie enthusiasts. The southwest Private Industry Council was a new partner to the project.


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).
Invasive cedars will be eliminated via clipping and fire paving the way for continued restoration efforts. Previously established relationship with local scout groups will be refreshed and strengthened. The new partnership with southwest PIC will continue and strengthen over the next few years. Areas treated will provide quality habitat for migratory birds and other species.
Number of Acres Treated: 10
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 10
Number of Acres Restored: 10


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

Total Grant Amount:

$ $2,900.00

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies $301.51 10
Chemical $2,598.49 90
Biocontrol Agents
Volunteer Stipends
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract
Restoration Materials
TOTAL $2,900.00 100

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


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