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Volunteer Invasives Mapping Project Report

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First Year of Project
Station: Hobe Sound NWR 41561
Region: 4
Contact Person: Margo Stahl, Refuge Manager
Contact Phone Number: 772-546-6141
Date Report Submitted:

List Type and/or Affiliation(s) of Volunteers: Students, volunteers, State DEP, TNC, MRC
Total Number of Volunteers Trained to Map: 7
Total Number of Volunteer Hours Spent Mapping: 1000

List of Invasives Species Mapped:Common NameScientific Name
  Australian pine Casuarina equistifolia
Brazilian pepper Schinus terebinthifolius
Lather leaf Colubrina asiatica
Lygodium Lygodium microphyllum
Cogon grass Imperata cylindrica
Beach Naupaka Scaevola taccada
Natal grass Rhynchelytrum repens
Which, if any, of these Species are Early Detection Species: Natal grass
Total Number of Acres Mapped (since project initiation): 70
Have You Shared Mapping Data with USGS in Ft. Collins? Yes

Describe Projects Initiated with Follow-Up Funds ($10,000): Continuation of volunteer mapping and invasives removal work days. Purchase of small equipment, herbicide, volunteer lunches.
Total Number of Acres Treated with Follow-up Funding: 10
Total Number of Acres Restored with Follow-up Funding: 10
Total Number of Volunteers Engaged in Treatment and/or Restoration: 15


How has this Project Benefited Invasive Species Management Efforts at Your Station? This work has been used as a model for a newly developed group called a CISMA in our area with partners working together to address invasive plant species.
What are some of the Lessons Learned and/or Troubleshooting Points that could be Shared with Others Engaged in Similar Activity?
Mapping and treating should go hand in hand.


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