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 2017 Conference and Workshop

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

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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 Elodea,management 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.

Registration and Accommodations

Registration: $160 To register visit our registration page.
For questions or assistance with registration please contact Anna-Mariah Kelly at 907-474-5042 or 

The Anchorage Marriott Downtown is offering suites at a rate of $99 for workshop attendees. To get the $99 rate reservations must be made by September 30, 2017 so book your room today.

The Marriott will provide discounted valet parking at $10 a day and $20 overnight. There is also a parking garage nearby run by EasyPark that charges $1.25 per hour. Parking from 6 pm - 9 am is free on the street. 

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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