Annual Invasive Species Conference
About the Conference
The Alaska Committee for Noxious and Invasive Plant Management and the Alaska Invasive Species Working Group organize an invasive species conference held annually in the late fall. The conference rotates between locations in Anchorage, Fairbanks and various rural communities.
The conference 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 conference typically draws 100 to 150 participants.
The 2014 Conference
The 2014 conference is scheduled for October 28-30 in the City of Anchorage at the Anchorage Marriott Hotel.
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 the 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 conference will host a variety of topics highlighting invasive species management and science in Southcentral Alaska as well as emerging issues statewide.
Call for Proposals for the 2014 Conference
We are pleased to announce a call for proposals to present at the 2014 Alaska Invasive Species Conference. Please go here for more information about the proposals.