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Volunteer Invasives Mapping Project Report

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First Year of Project
Station: Sherburne NWR
Region: 3
Contact Person: Greg M. Dehmer
Contact Phone Number: 763-389-3323 x12
Date Report Submitted:

List Type and/or Affiliation(s) of Volunteers: Refuge Volunteers, Friends of Sherburne NWR, Sherburne county Sentance to Serve
Total Number of Volunteers Trained to Map: 3
Total Number of Volunteer Hours Spent Mapping: 16

List of Invasives Species Mapped:Common NameScientific Name
  Black Locust Robinia pseudoacacia
Siberian Elm Ulmus pumila
Buckthorn Rhamnus cathartica
Quaking Aspen Populus tremuloides
Box Elder Acer negundo
Which, if any, of these Species are Early Detection Species:
Total Number of Acres Mapped (since project initiation): 55
Have You Shared Mapping Data with USGS in Ft. Collins? No

Describe Projects Initiated with Follow-Up Funds ($10,000): The refuge purchased equipment to combat invasives. A 3-pt boom sprayer, ATV sprayer and chemicals were purchased and are being used on invasives.
Total Number of Acres Treated with Follow-up Funding: 5
Total Number of Acres Restored with Follow-up Funding: 5
Total Number of Volunteers Engaged in Treatment and/or Restoration: 0


How has this Project Benefited Invasive Species Management Efforts at Your Station? This project has helped the refuge staff learn what species to focus on and what areas of the refuge to concentrate our effort on. We are using the volunteer mapping along with our finalized CCP to identify how and where we are going to treat areas.
What are some of the Lessons Learned and/or Troubleshooting Points that could be Shared with Others Engaged in Similar Activity?
Patience, Patience, Patience. That is what is needed with the handheld units. They will work, but need some understanding and tenacity.


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