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Invasive Plants and Agricultural Pest Management

Welcome to Alaska's Invasive Plant Program. Our program coordinates prevention, outreach, and management strategies for invasive plant issues through collaboration with land managers, agencies, organizations, and policy makers across Alaska. These efforts are guided by the implementation of our Strategic Plan and relevant noxious weed regulation and policy. Our goal is to help keep Alaska's pristine landscapes and natural resources free from impacts of noxious and invasive plants.

Invasives in the News


Canada Thistle and its Control Government of Saskatchewan - November 2008

Invasive Elodea Plant Threatens Waterbodies The ReDoubt Reporter - February 13, 2013

With a noxious aquatic weed threatening Alaska's prime fishing waters, science and local politics are at odds Alaska Dispatch - February 17, 2013

Borough Hears Elodea Concerns Peninsula Clarion - May 9, 2013

Alaskans can help prevent Elodea infestations Juneau Empire - June 28, 2013

USDA Makes $5 Million in Farm Bill Support for National Clean Plant Network Available USDA Press Release - June 30, 2014

Noxious Weed Threatens Fishing Waters Alaska Dispatch - November 28, 2013

Invasive waterweed has Alaska ecologists, homeowners and aviators concerned; ADN: December 28, 2013

New DNA Tool Helps Scientists Identify Invasive Species of Aquatic Plants USGS - April 7, 2014

State bans importation, sale of certain elodea plants Alaska Public Radio - March 6, 2014

Borough hears concerns about invasive elodea plant; Peninsula Clarion - March 16, 2014

Field Guide Helps You Identify Aquatic Invaders Oregon Sea Grant - May 22, 2014

Elodea eradication begins in Nikiski Peninsula Clarion News - June 5, 2014

Invasive Species Could Decrease as Climate Warms - June 17, 2014

Making a Difference, One Weed at a Time Seward City News - July 7, 2014

State Steps in to Stop Elodea Invasion - July 10, 2014


Forest Health Conditions in Alaska, 2010 - April 2011

Voluntary Guidelines to Prevent the Introduction and Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species: Water Gardening  Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force - September 2013

Voluntary Guidelines to Prvent the Introduction and Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species: Recreational Activities Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force - November 2013

Susceptibility of burned black spruce (Picea mariana) forests to non-native plant invasions in interior Alaska Spellman, Katie; Christa Mulder, and Teresa Hollingsworth - December 25, 2013

Kodiak Weed War Kodiak Daily Mirror - June 26, 2014

Alaska Committe for Noxious & Invasive Plants Management (CNIPM) Links

Early Detection, Rapid Response, and You: Alaska Committee for Noxious & Invasive Plant Management - November 14, 2007

CNIPM home page at University of Alaska Fairbanks, Cooperative Extension Service

Facebook: AKInvasivePlants

2014 Second Quarter Newsletter

2014 Third Quarter Newsletter

2014 Fourth Quarter Newsletter

2015 First Quarter Newsletter

2015 Second Quarter Newsletter

2015 Third Quarter Newsletter

2015 Fourth Quarter Newsletter

Outreach Materials Published by the PMC

European Bird Cherry Brochure

Terrestrial Weed Identification Field Guide

Revegetation Field Guide

Alternative Plants Poster

Alternative Plants Brochure

Elodea Brochure

Elodea Wallet Card

Canada thistle Poster

Canada thistle Sticker

Canada thistle Rack Card

Canada thistle Bus Ad

Purple Loosestrife Rack Card

Weed Free Forage Brochure

Weed Free Gravel Brochure


1-877-INVASIV (468-2748)
or contact Dan Coleman
Invasive Weeds and Agricultural Pest Coordinator