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 2015 Workshop

Save the Date for the Alaska Invasive Species Conference, October 227-29, 2015 in Juneau, Alaska

The 2015 workshop is scheduled for October 27-29 in the City of Juneau at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall

The City and Borough of Juneau is a hub community for Southeast Alaska where a variety of invasive species issues are addressed. Southeast Alaska, has an active invasive species management group working on issues ranging from eradication of garlic mustard, Didemnun vexillum, and spotted knapweed to ongoing management of knotweeds and reed canarygrass. This year's workshop will host a variety of topics highlighting invasive species management and science in Southeast Alaska as well as emerging issues statewide.

Registration and Accommodations

Registration: Early registration now available.
Full Workshop (All 3 days) $165
Daily rate available at $65/day

Regular registration (after October 16) 

Full Workshop (all 3 days) $180
Daily rate available at $70/day

Juneau Travelodge Hotel Group rate $109.00 per single occupancy 
Group rate booking code "LPGG"

Prospector Hotel  Group rate $99-119.00 per night
Group rate booking code "invasive"

Goldbelt Hotel Group rate $89-95 per night (907-586-6900)
Group rate booking code "INVASIVE16"

Alaska Air Discount: We have arranged a group discount code for flights booked on Alaska Airlines.  Go to and input the discount code (ECMJ95) when searching for flights. The 7% discount will automatically calculate into the fares seen.  Discount does not apply to blackout dates, companion and promotional fares.  

Call for Speakers 

Please submit abstracts by September 30th, 2015. Email abstracts as a Word document to Gino Graziano at An example is included to refer to when preparing your abstract in the abstract guidelines.

After reviewing abstracts we will contact speakers that make the final agenda by October 9th.  If you have any questions please contact Gino Graziano at, 907-786-6315 or Heather Stewart at, 907-745-8721. Thank you! We look forward to seeing you in Juneau. 

Certified Pesticide Applicators, Continuing Education Units

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation will offer 12 continuing education units for certified pesticide applicators of Alaska that attend the conference.  Remember to sign in and out of the workshop in order to receive credits. The amount of units per day is below:

1.5  Monday evening presentation free and open to the public
3.5 Tuesday
4.5 Wednesday
2.5 Thursday


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