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...
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...
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.
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 provide a great if not unexpected opportunity for kids to learn about broader ecological and social concepts.
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.
KP-CISMA partners are working to remove invasive northern pike from Miller Creek, the fish’s final known holdout.
By making sure that your boat and boating gear are clean and free of invasive species before and after use, you can help prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species in our waters.
A group of dedicated KP-CISMA weed warriors tackled an 8 mile long infestation of invasive white sweetclover along the Seward Highway in early August.
They’re beautiful but they’re also detrimental to Alaska’s forests and riparian ecosystems. European bird cherry or mayday trees, and Canada red chokecherry trees, disrupt native vegetation and negatively impact wildlife.