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2010 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

Display Report


Project Title: IPM for Invasives
Region: 6
Station: Madison WMD
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Bryan Schultz 605-256-2974
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
Precision hand-spraying (to prevent collateral damage to non-target spp.) of noxious weeds on native sod Collection and redistribution of leafy spurge beetles
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Canada thistle Cirsium arvense
Bull thistle Cirsium vulgare
Plumeless thistle Carduus acanthoides
Musk thistle Carduus nutans
Absinth wormwood Artemisia absinthium
Leafy spurge Euphorbia esula
Project Status: Completed
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)
spray weeds collect and distribute spurge beetles
Total Number of Volunteers: 15
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 961
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
South Dakota Dept. of Corrections


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).
3 Waterfowl Production Areas and 1 grassland easement treated for thistle and wormwood sage. Collected 176,000 spurge beetles from 2 private sites and 2 state Game Production Areas. Releases were made on 4 Waterfowl Production Areas and 6 private sites
Number of Acres Treated: 88.185 thistle, 200 spurge
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped:
Number of Acres Restored:


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

Total Grant Amount:

$ $13,400

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies 2990.28 22
Chemical 7101.82 53
Biocontrol Agents
Travel 1680.15 13
Volunteer Stipends 446.00 3
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract 1181.75 9
Restoration Materials
TOTAL 13400.00 100

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


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