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.
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.
June 13th-19th is Alaska Invasive Species Awareness Week! Volunteer to help prevent the spread of invasive plants.
Learn from Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District’s webinar, “Alaska’s Weed Free Gravel Program – What Contractors need to know.” Certification is probably easier than you think.
Non-native, invasive rats can decimate seabird colonies on the Aleutian Islands when accidentally introduced by ships.
New signage reminds walkers not to track vegetation along area trails
Infestations of bird vetch, white sweetclover, reed canarygrass and Mayday trees were tackled by the KP-CISMA and volunteers!
A peninsula-wide survey of invasive Mayday trees, and a new cost share program for landowners encourages reporting & removal.