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Volunteer Invasives Mapping Project Report

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First Year of Project
Station: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
Region: 7
Contact Person: John Morton
Contact Phone Number: 907-260-2815
Date Report Submitted:

List Type and/or Affiliation(s) of Volunteers: biological interns, YCC
Total Number of Volunteers Trained to Map: 1
Total Number of Volunteer Hours Spent Mapping: 20

List of Invasives Species Mapped:Common NameScientific Name
  Alopecurus pratensis
Hordeum jubatum
Phleum pretense
Agrostis capillaris
Leucanthemum vulgare
Taraxacum officinale officinale
Lolium perenne
Trifolium spp.
Asperugo procumbens
Which, if any, of these Species are Early Detection Species: Agrostis capillaris, Asperugo procumbens
Total Number of Acres Mapped (since project initiation): 2
Have You Shared Mapping Data with USGS in Ft. Collins? Yes

Describe Projects Initiated with Follow-Up Funds ($10,000): In cooperation with the USDA Forest Inventory & Analysis Program, completed the baseline inventory (which includes exotic vascular plants) of our Long Term Ecological Monitoring Program, 324 permanent points systematically arrayed at 5-km intervals; completed a cooperative study with the Natural Resource Ecology Lab @ CSU to establish 74 permanent plots, randomly distributed over disturbance type, for monitoring exotics on the anthropogenic footprint; in cooperation with the Alaska Natural Heritage Program, completed a BAER-funded survey of exotic plants associated with cabins and trails on the 2004 Glacier Creek Fire; hosted a weedpull for Friends of Alaska Refuges on the 1.5-mile Hideout Mountain Trail; hosted Dandelion Sundae, a community weedpull, in cooperation with the UAF Cooperative Extension Service, Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District and Kenai Watershed Forum; completed inventory of the Hansen Horse Trail; present paper at 4th Annual Invasive Weeds Workshop in Homer; signatory on MOU to establish the Kenai Peninsula Cooperative Weed Management Area; YCC crew pulled white sweet clover on 2 oil&gas pads (~5 acres); contributed data to the Alaska Exotic Plant Information Clearinghouse
Total Number of Acres Treated with Follow-up Funding: 10
Total Number of Acres Restored with Follow-up Funding: 0
Total Number of Volunteers Engaged in Treatment and/or Restoration: Dandelion Sundae (74 participants from local community); Hideout Trail weedpull (8 Friends of Alaska Refuges), white sweetclover pulled in oil & gas fields (YCC crew)


How has this Project Benefited Invasive Species Management Efforts at Your Station? detection of 2 new species; elevated management concern about horse trails and public use cabins as conduits for exotic plant introduction and dispersal
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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