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 support from the US Forest Service and Homer and Kenai Soil & Water Conservation Districts, has grown leaps and bounds over the past two decades. A huge THANK YOU to the numerous partners from state and federal agencies, nonprofits, Tribal entities, local governments, and the passionate community members who have helped to create priority invasive plant lists, report new infestations, organize weed pulls and other outreach events, engage with all sorts of audiences, and write strategic management plans. Your efforts have made a huge difference in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive species on the Kenai Peninsula!
Invasive species don’t care about jurisdictional boundaries – it takes a collaboration and partnership of diverse land owners and managers to implement early detection and rapid response at a landscape level to protect the Kenai Peninsula’s vital fish and wildlife habitat from the most harmful invasive species.