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2010 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

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Project Title: Kern NWR Knapweed Control and Eradication
Region: 8
Station: Kern NWR Complex 81610
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
David Hardt 661-725-2767
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
Russian Knapweed was first identified on Kern NWR in 2005. Since that time eradication efforts have successfully treated most infested areas on the refuge. Three remaining problem areas on our common boundary with neighbors pose significant threats of spreading further on to refuge lands. Utilizing volunteers,infested areas will be identified and treated with approriate methods to control and eradicate knapweed before it can further impact refuge habitat.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Russian Knapweed Acroptilon repens
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)
Volunteers located areas infested with knapweed and utilized the appropriate mechanical and/or chemical treatment to control/eradicate the infestation.
Total Number of Volunteers: 4 (to date)
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 40 (to date)
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Honey Bucket Farms Kahala Duck Club


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).
The funding provided in FY2010 permitted the purchase of equipment and materials to begin surveying and treating knapweed infestations on refuge boundary areas. Five miles of refuge boundary has been surveyed, infested areas identified, and control measures implemented. Eradication is not normally achieved in one year so ongoing surveillance and treatment will occur for another two growing seasons.
Number of Acres Treated: 10
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 30
Number of Acres Restored: 0


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

Total Grant Amount:

$ $ 12,500.00

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies $ 1,100.00 9%
Chemical $ 11,400.00 91%
Biocontrol Agents
Volunteer Stipends
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract
Restoration Materials
TOTAL $12,500.00 100%

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


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