Annual Invasive Species Workshop

About the Workshop

The Alaska Committee for Noxious and Invasive Pest Management 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, offers expert presentations about emerging invasive species science and management issues, and training for new and experienced invasive species managers alike.  The workshop typically draws 100 to 150 participants.

The 2018 Conference and Workshop

The 2018 conference and workshop is November 13-15 in the City of Homer at the Land's End Resort

  • AGENDA - Coming in September!

The City and Homer is southern end of the Kenai Peninsula with a vibrant fishing and farming community meet a variety of invasive species issues that encompass marine, terrestrial, and freshwater systems. Southcentral Alaska, has several active invasive species management groups working on issues including eradication of Elodeamanagement of various other species, and outreach. This year's workshop will host a variety of topics highlighting legacies of invasive species introduction and management as well as emerging issues statewide.

Worshops are being developed and will include introductory and advnanced topics to accomodate those that are new to or experienced in invasive species management and outreach. Typically the conference and workshop are worth between 9 and 12 continuing education units for certified pesticide applicators of Alaska.

Nominate outstanding contributors to invasive species management!

The Committee for Noxious and Invasive Pest Management (CNIPM) would like to recognize and celebrate the amazing contributions and achievements of our friends and colleagues in the invasive species community. Please take a moment to shine a light on a particularly outstanding member of your team by nominating a volunteer, collaborator, employee, or contractor for their exemplary service.

The CNIPM board is accepting nominations for excellence in four categories: lifetime achievement, leadership, outreach, and volunteerism.

Nominations should include:

  • Name of nominee
  • Category of achievement
  • Description of achievement, project or reason for nomination. Please give details.
  • Name of nominator

Members of the CNIPM community are welcome to submit nominations to the CNIPM board through Tammy Davis: Nominations will be accepted until August 15th.

Registration and Accommodations


Information coming soon!

Certified Pesticide Applicators, Continuing Education Units

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation usually offers continuing education units for Certified Pesticide Applicators of Alaska that attend the full workshop. Look for the final amount of CEU in September after the agenda is developed and reviewed.  Typically around 12 units are offered.  

Call for Speakers 

Abstracts submission deadline will be coming soon. 

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