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Volunteer Invasives Mapping Project Report

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First Year of Project
Station: Cache River National Wildlife Refuge
Region: 4
Contact Person: Eric Johnson
Contact Phone Number: 870-347-2614
Date Report Submitted:

List Type and/or Affiliation(s) of Volunteers: Summer Interns; recent college graduates
Total Number of Volunteers Trained to Map: 2
Total Number of Volunteer Hours Spent Mapping: 80

List of Invasives Species Mapped:Common NameScientific Name
  Kudzu Pueraria lobata
Which, if any, of these Species are Early Detection Species: None, the kudzu has been established for better than a decade.
Total Number of Acres Mapped (since project initiation): 87.5
Have You Shared Mapping Data with USGS in Ft. Collins? Yes

Describe Projects Initiated with Follow-Up Funds ($10,000): Plans are to research most viable treatment alternatives, seek additional funds, and begin control measures with summer interns in 2006.
Total Number of Acres Treated with Follow-up Funding: Not yet available.
Total Number of Acres Restored with Follow-up Funding: Not yet available.
Total Number of Volunteers Engaged in Treatment and/or Restoration: Not yet available.


How has this Project Benefited Invasive Species Management Efforts at Your Station? This has benefited our station by providing a system to document invasive species and a database to store weed assesments. An important aspect of assesment is tracking changes over time. Not only will we be able to understand what we have, but we will be able to track treatments and their effectiveness. This is a good tool for effective management.
What are some of the Lessons Learned and/or Troubleshooting Points that could be Shared with Others Engaged in Similar Activity?


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