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 that is held annually late in the fall. The conference rotates locations between Anchorage, Fairbanks, and a more rural location. Topics at the conference cover invasive species management activities in the state, and expert presentations about emerging invasive species science and management issues. The conference typically draws 100 - 150 participants.
The 2012 Conference
The 2012 conference is scheduled for October 30th through November 1st in the city of Kodiak. The conference is at the Kodiak Best Western Inn's Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. The Kodiak Archipelago has an active invasive species management group working through the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District who partners with various groups including the Kodiak Department of Transportation, tribal organizations and the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. Kodiak offers a unique perspective on invasive species management considering the reliance of many remote communities on native fish, wildlfe and plant species. The Kodiak Archipelago also hosts several introduced species highly regarded by subsistence and recreational sport hunters including Sitka black-tailed deer, mountain goats, and Roosevelt elk. The conference will host a variety of topics highlighting invasive species management and science in the Kodiak Archipelago and emerging issues statewide.
FREE Pre-conference Alaska Invasive plant curriculum workshop
The FREE workshop is for all teachers and agency educators.
Monday October 29th, 12:30-4:30 pm
At the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center,
402 Center Street, Kodiak, Alaska
Contact Katie Villano-Spellman, firstname.lastname@example.org, (907) 388-5178
The City of Kodiak
Invasive Species Conference Agenda
The Annual Invasive Species Conference covers a variety of topics on invasive species science, management and emerging issues. the 2012 conference highlights work on the Kodiak Archipelago, impacts to subsistence and economic impacts.
Alaska Certified Pesticide Applicators
5 Continuing Education Units Available
To receive continuing education units attendees must sign in and out of the conference each day. If you must leave during parts of the day, be aware that attendance is required at specific talks. CEUs are granted for individual days. A list of specific talks is found at this link.
Conference registration is generally available by the first week in September. Participants may pay by credit card, check or cash. A link will appear on this page when registration is available.
2012 Invasive Species Conference Registration
Online conference registration will be down 11am Thursday October 4th until at 3am Friday, October 5th.
Need help with registration call 907-786-6300
2012 Alaska Invasive Species Conference will be presented at
Kodiak Harbor Convention Center at the
Best Western Kodiak Inn
Toll Free: 1-888-Kodiak4 (563-4254)
236 Rezanof Drive, Kodiak, Alaska 99615
The discounted room rate for conference registrants start at:
$87.99/night + tax
In order to secure the above room rate,
be sure to request the "Invasive Species Group" rate.