The Kenai Peninsula Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (KP-CISMA) celebrates 20 years of collaborative invasive species prevention and management across the 6-million-acre Kenai Peninsula! What started in 2003 as Cooperative Weed Management Area, with...
Slugs, Allelopathy, and the Allure of Invasive Species: My Experience as an Invasive Species Outreach Intern
Louise Tymrak worked as an invasive species outreach intern for Homer Soil & Water Conservation District during the spring of 2023.
Why do some introduced species become harmful and others don’t?
…it’s possible for an introduced species to start out harmless and, after a few years – or decades – begin to have harmful impacts.
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.
Looking for a New Year’s resolution? We’ve got you covered.
Some slugs are native to Alaska…Others, like the leopard slug (Limax maximus) and grey garden slug (Deroceras reticulatum), were brought here from elsewhere.
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.
Here are a few ways you can engage with the KP-CISMA and get involved in your local community in the upcoming weeks.
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.