Join us over the next few weeks as we go back to basics with Invasive Species 101, a four-part series all about the ecology and biology of invasive species. If you’ve read Part 1 (if you haven't go back and do that now), you’ll recall that all invasive species are...
Invasive Species 101, Part 1: Learning the Lingo
Join us over the next few weeks as we go back to basics with Invasive Species 101, a four-part series all about the ecology and biology of invasive species. When it comes to the topic of invasive species, you’re likely to see and hear several terms tossed around:...
Resolve to Prioritize Invasive Species Prevention: Twelve Things You Can Do
Looking for a New Year's resolution? We've got you covered. The new year has many of us motivated by the possibility of the year ahead. We’re making plans, setting new goals, and resolving to do this or that. As you’re resolution-ing, why not consider adopting one...
Slimed: Non-native Slugs in Alaska
It’s been raining, and you know what that means…slugs. Most Alaskans are familiar with slugs, arguably one of nature’s most maligned and misunderstood creatures. Whether they’re skeletonizing your garden greens, devouring the mushrooms that pop up in your...
Chokecherry: Alaska’s Pretty Problem Plant
Gardeners and landscapers across Alaska prize chokecherry trees (a.k.a. mayday or European bird cherry) for their showy blooms, clusters of pea-sized cherries, and striking foliage. Plus, they’re hard to kill. What’s not to love? They seem like the perfect plant to...
Upcoming Events: So Many Ways to Get Involved this June
It feels like summer here on the Kenai Peninsula. That means busy days of fieldwork for KP-CISMA field crews and loads of opportunities for the rest of us to get outside and enjoy the endless activity of summer. Between the fishing trips, hikes, and family camping...
How I Changed My Mind About Herbicides
While herbicides aren’t a long-term solution to invasive plant management and should only be used when other methods aren’t sufficient, experience has shown me the benefit of judicious herbicide use in certain circumstances.
Join Us in Celebrating National Invasive Species Awareness Week
During this week-long event – North America’s largest invasive species awareness campaign – 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.
Invasive Species Education: Getting Content into Classrooms
Invasive species provide a great if not unexpected opportunity for kids to learn about broader ecological and social concepts.
Gone With the Worm: Invasive Earthworms Irrevocably Alter Kenai Peninsula Forests
Most people believe earthworms help in the garden, which is generally true. When we bring earthworms into the woods of Southcentral Alaska, the worms do the same kinds of things but with unintended consequences.