Louise Tymrak worked as an invasive species outreach and education intern for Homer Soil & Water Conservation District during the spring of 2023.
Invasive Species 101, Part 3: The Biology of the Ecology
Why do some introduced species become harmful and others don’t?
Invasive Species 101, Part 2: Sleeper Populations, Lag Time, and the Invasion Curve
…it’s possible for an introduced species to start out harmless and, after a few years – or decades – begin to have harmful impacts.
Invasive Species 101, Part 1: Learning the Lingo
When it comes to the topic of invasive species, you’re likely to see and hear several terms tossed around…One of the foundations for learning the basics of invasive species and invasion ecology is understanding the lingo.
Resolve to Prioritize Invasive Species Prevention: Twelve Things You Can Do
Looking for a New Year’s resolution? We’ve got you covered.
Slimed: Non-native Slugs in Alaska
Some slugs are native to Alaska…Others, like the leopard slug (Limax maximus) and grey garden slug (Deroceras reticulatum), were brought here from elsewhere.
Chokecherry: Alaska’s Pretty Problem Plant
Gardeners and landscapers across Alaska prize chokecherry trees (a.k.a. mayday or European bird cherry)…But don’t be fooled – these beauties are a problem.
Upcoming Events: So Many Ways to Get Involved this June
Here are a few ways you can engage with the KP-CISMA and get involved in your local community in the upcoming weeks.
How I Changed My Mind About Herbicides
Going into this job, I had some skepticism about using herbicides. But they’re one of the many tools laid out in our integrated pest management strategy…there are times when other strategies just don’t work.
Join Us in Celebrating National Invasive Species Awareness Week
During this week-long event, we come together to raise awareness about invasive species and highlight the multitude of invasive species management and prevention efforts across the nation and beyond.