2010 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form
PROJECT BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Control and Monitor Feral Hog Populations within the North MS Refuges Complex.
North Mississippi Refuges Complex
Name and Phone Number
Stephen Gard, 662-226-8286
(Up to 250 words)
This project will support an on-going effort to control and monitor feral hogs on all fee title properties managed by the North Mississippi Refuges Complex that are known to have feral hogs present. Refuge staff will work with volunteers and coop farmers to survey properties using personal observations to identify heavily damaged areas caused by feral hogs. Once areas have been identified game cameras and bait will be used to identify the best areas for trapping. All hogs trapped will be dispatched with the exception of up to 5 females which will be collared and tracked with radio telemetry equipment. Students and instructors from Delta State University’s chapter of The Wildlife Society will monitor collard hogs and collect data regarding range, social interactions and breeding habits of the species.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:
(Check all that apply)
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Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
Volunteers assisted by monitoring cameras and bait sights.
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 Dahomey NWR, Delta State Wildlife Society, Adjoining Landowners, MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, and Wildlife Mississippi.
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).
Seven trap sites( which included large corral traps and cage traps) were maintained throughout the summer with 25 hogs caught and dispatched. FWS staff and Delta State University will attach radio transmitters for monitoring.
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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