Annual Invasive Species Workshop
About the Workshop
The Alaska Committee for Noxious and Invasive Plant Management and the Alaska Invasive Species Working Group organize an invasive species workshop held annually in the late fall. The workshop rotates between locations in Anchorage, Fairbanks and various rural communities.
The workshop is a forum for discussing invasive species management activities within the state and offers expert presentations about emerging invasive species science and management issues. The workshop typically draws 100 to 150 participants.
The 2014 Workshop
The Anchorage Borough has an active invasive species management group which, in conjuction with various other partners, works through CANWIN (Citizens Against Noxious Weeds Invading the North). Anchorage offers a unique perspective on invasive species management considering it is the largest urban area in the state and has a variety of invasive species management issues ranging from aquatic species such as Northern Pike and Elodea to upland species such as European bird cherry and thistles. This year's workshop will host a variety of topics highlighting invasive species management and science in Southcentral Alaska as well as emerging issues statewide.
The Invasive Species Workshop will be held at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown. There is a special room rate of $99.00 per night for workshop participants. You can make your reservation calling 1-888-236-2427 and reference the group name “Alaska Invasive Species Workshop 2014” or the group booking code “ISCISCA”. You may also follow the link below.
There are a limited number of rooms and reservations must be made by October 13th. Please make your reservations soon.
Certified Pesticide Applicators, Continuing Education Units
We are pleased to announce that the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is offering continuing education units for certified pesticide applicators of Alaska. You must sign in and out to earn the units. Each day is worth a different amount as follows:
Day 1 (4 CEU)
8:45-10:00 1 CEU
10:30-12:00 1 CEU
1:30-2:20 1 CEU
3:00-4:00 1 CEU
Day 2 (1.5 CEU)
8:30-10:00 1 CEU
Day 3 (6 CEU)
8:15--10:15 2 CEU
10:45-12:00 1 CEU
1:00-2:00 1 CEU
2:30-4:30 2 CEU