Invasive Plant Management

Keep an eye out...

In recent years, well established and expanding populations of highly invasive plants have been documented in Alaska. These species pose a serious threat to Alaska's agriculture, tourism, wildlife, fisheries, and subsistence resources. Alaska is in an unique position to avoid the extensive invasive plant problems that plague the rest of the U.S.

You can help

Most introduced plant species are beneficial to Alaskans. We enjoy them in our gardens and they are agricultural staples. However, a small subset of introduced plants is “invasive.” These non-native plants aggressively spread into places where they are not wanted. People and vehicles generally spread invasive plants from human habitation centers outwards along transportation routes (roads, airports and float ponds, trails and rivers) as they move materials and goods.

Thank you for doing your part to insure that these invasive plant species, and others like them, do not spread into Alaska's wildlands.

Invasive plant control on the Kenai Peninsula

The Chugach is proposing an integrated approach to controlling Reed Canary Grass at the Russian River Campground. This includes chemical and mechanical methods to fight this highly invasive plant.

Click here to read the scoping letter.