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 2013 Conference
The 2013 conference was held November 5 - 7 in the city of Fairbanks at the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough has an active invasive species management group which, in conjuction with various other partners, works through the Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District. Fairbanks offers a unique perspective on invasive species management considering the reliance of many remote communities on native fish, wildlfe and plant species. This year's conference hosted a variety of topics highlighting invasive species management and science in the Fairbanks area as well as emerging issues statewide.