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Volunteer Invasives Mapping Project Report

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First Year of Project
Station: Hobe Sound NWR
Region: 4
Contact Person: Jackie Isaacs
Contact Phone Number: 772-546-6141
Date Report Submitted:

List Type and/or Affiliation(s) of Volunteers: TNC, State DEP, MRC
Total Number of Volunteers Trained to Map: 4
Total Number of Volunteer Hours Spent Mapping: 1100

List of Invasives Species Mapped:Common NameScientific Name
  Australian pine Casuarina equisetifolia
Brazilian pepper Schinus terebinthifolius
Rosary pea Abrus precatorius
Lygodium Lygodium microphyllum
Which, if any, of these Species are Early Detection Species: Rosary pea
Total Number of Acres Mapped (since project initiation): 10
Have You Shared Mapping Data with USGS in Ft. Collins? No

Describe Projects Initiated with Follow-Up Funds ($10,000): Exotic Strike Team kills exotics on refuge every few months using mapping data.
Total Number of Acres Treated with Follow-up Funding: 10
Total Number of Acres Restored with Follow-up Funding: 6
Total Number of Volunteers Engaged in Treatment and/or Restoration: 15


How has this Project Benefited Invasive Species Management Efforts at Your Station? This mapping tool has assisted us in tracking invasives in an accessible database. It is easy to follow what has been treated and what still needs treatment.
What are some of the Lessons Learned and/or Troubleshooting Points that could be Shared with Others Engaged in Similar Activity?
It is difficult to receive the satellite signal in Florida under dense canopy. Furthermore, the units do not do well in humidity (neither do people).


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