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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 regulations and policies. Our goal is to help keep Alaska's pristine landscapes and natural resources free from impacts of noxious and invasive plants.

PMC Programs


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5310 S Bodenburg Spur
Palmer, AK 99645
Phone: 907-745-4469
Fax: 907-746-1568

Mon. - Fri.
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Invasives in the News


Canada Thistle and its Control, Government of Saskatchewan

"Danger in the deep - Invasive elodea plant threatens to strangle peninsula waterbodies", The ReDoubt Reporter - February 13, 2013

News articles in the Peninsula Clarion

News articles in the Juneau Empire

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

"With a noxious aquatic weed threatening Alaska's prime fishing waters, science and local politics are at odds", Anchorage Daily News - November 28, 2013

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

"Field guide helps you identify aquatic invaders" Oregon Sea Grant - May 22, 2014

"Elodea eradication begins", Peninsula Clarion - June 5, 2014

"Invasive species could increase as climate warms", KTOO - June 17, 2014


Alaska Forest Health Highlights

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

Voluntary Guidelines to Prevent 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, K., Christa Mulder and Teresa Hollingsworth - December 25, 2013

"Weeds war is on in Kodiak", Kodiak Daily Mirror - June 26, 2014

Alaska Invasive Species Partnership (AKISP) Links

Alaska Invasive Species Partnership Website

Facebook Group: Alaska Invasive Species Partnership

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 Advertisement

Purple Loosestrife Rack Card

Weed Free Forage Brochure

Weed Free Gravel Brochure


1-877-INVASIV (468-2748)
Invasive Weeds and Agricultural Pest Coordinator