Brochures & Flyers

The Cost of Invasive Species (2012)
A fact sheet from the US Fish and Wildlife Service
Reed Canarygrass Info Sheet (2023)
Information about reed canarygrass identification, ecological impacts, and management options for landowners
Invasive Alert! European Bird Cherry Brochure (2020)
Elodea and Floatplanes (2019)
"Spread the word, not the weed" handout
Elodea and Boats (2019)
Handout for preventing the spread of Elodea to Alaskan lakes and streams
Don't Plant a Problem: Invasive Garden Species (2021)
A Cooperative Extension Service guide to invasive species for Alaskan gardeners
Do You Know What You Grow? (2014)
A guide for replacing invasive plants in your Alaska garden
Control of orange hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum) (2020)
A UAF Cooperative Extension publication with tips on how to manage orange hawkweed
Control of Invasive Chokecherry Trees (November 2020)
A guide for landowners managing chokecherry or European bird cherry/mayday trees (Prunus padus & Prunus virginiana).
Alaska's Weed-Free Gravel Certification Program Flyer (2024)
Handout for gravel producers, contractors, and road managers in Southcentral Alaska
Juneau Falls

Educational Materials

Invasive Species Resources for K-12 Educators (2022)
A comprehensive list of Alaska-relevant invasive species educational resources. Includes curriculum, lesson plans, teacher kits, videos, and more.
Introduction to Invasive Species: A Mini-curriculum for Middle School Students (DRAFT) (2022)
A four-lesson curriculum that introduces middle school students to the problem of invasive species in Alaska, focusing on prevention.
Weed Wackers! (2008)
K-6 Educators Guide to Invasive Plants of Alaska
Invasive Plants: Taking Root in Alaska (2007)
High school curriculum focused on invasive plants in Alaska
Cover of Weed Wackers Curriculum


Annual Invasive Species Workshop (Various)
Past workshop proceedings from 2006 to the present
Kenai Peninsula Invasive Prunus Trees: Surveying, Building Awareness & Implementing Control (2020)
Katherine Schake, AKISP Annual Invasive Species Workshop
Invasive Plants and Weed-Free Hay in Homer (2020)
Katherine Schake, HSWCD Know Your Lands
Invasive Ornamentals & European Bird Cherry (2020)
Katherine Schake, Homer Garden Club
Invasive Reed Canarygrass in Seldovia (2019)
Katherine Schake & Kyra Wagner, Seldovia Healthy Chatter
Invasive Plants of the Kenai Peninsula (2019)
Katherine Schake & Jennifer Hester, Alaska State Parks Volunteer Training
Rapidly Responding to Elodea (2019)
John Morton, Matt Bowswer & Todd Eskelin, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
Outdoor Enthusiasts background

KP-CISMA Publications

The Ecology of Invasive Species on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula (2022)
An introduction to invasive species terminology, biology and ecology, the human component, and management
Reed Canarygrass Strategic Management Plan (2021)
A large-scale, watershed analysis approach to prioritizing control and eradication of reed canarygrass on the Kenai Peninsula.
Reed Canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea) State of the Science Summary (2021)
A literature review focused on the past decade of published research
Reed Canarygrass Management on the Kenai Peninsula (2021)
A history of monitoring and control, lessons learned, and recommendations by the Kenai Peninsula Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (KP-CISMA)
Elodea IPM (2021)
Integrated Pest Management Plan for Eradicating Elodea from the Kenai Peninsula
KP-CISMA Strategic Plan (2020)
Integrated Weed Management Strategy focusing on Early Detection & Rapid Response for the Kenai Peninsula
Priority Invasive Plant List (2020)
KP-CISMA Priority Invasive Plant Management List
Non-Native Plant List (2019)
Comprehensive list of non-native plants on the Kenai Peninsula
Best Management Practices (2019)
Controlling the spread of invasive plants during road maintenance
Prevention Guidelines for Field Research (2013)
Voluntary guidelines for field researchers to prevent the accidental spread of invasive species
Lessons Learned: Reed Canarygrass on the Kenai Peninsula (2013)
This report analyzes the results of Kenai Watershed Forum's Reed Canarygrass management activities undertaken between July 2009 and December 2012 under AK Sustainable Salmon Fund project #45917.
Managing Invasive Plants in Wetlands of the Kenai Peninsula: Developing a Management Program for Reed Canarygrass Infestations (2007)
Includes 2007 Reports by Dr. Sue Galatowitsch and Dr. Tim Miller

Research Papers

Impact of invasive species on sockeye salmon fisheries (2019)
Schwoerer, T., Little, J., Adkison, M. 2019. Aquatic Invasive Species Change Ecosystem Services from the World's Largest Wild Sockeye Salmon Fisheries in Alaska. University of Alaska Fairbanks. Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics.
Controlled Trials with Chicken Tractors to Manage Invasive Terrestrial Plants (2023)
Casey Greenstein, HSWCD. A Western IPM Center project report on controlling orange hawkweed with chicken tractors.

Work Plans and Reports

Weed pullers


KP-CISMA Memorandum of Understanding (2021)
A formal agreement between KP-CISMA and a partner organization
Alaska Department of Fish & Game Invasive Species Overview
Learn to identify and report priority invasive species in Alaska.
Alaska Dept. Fish & Game Invasive Pike in Southcentral Alaska Database
Interactive map of invasive northern pike populations in southcentral Alaska.
Alaska DNR Invasive Plants and Agricultural Pests
AK Division of Agriculture coordinates prevention, outreach and management strategies for invasive plant issues through collaboration with land managers, agencies, organizations and policy makers across Alaska.
Alaska Exotic Plant Inventory Clearinghouse
A database and mapping application that provides geospatial information for non-native plant species in Alaska and neighboring Canadian Territories.
Alaska Invasive Species Partnership
The Alaska Invasive Species Partnership (AKISP) aims to heighten awareness of the problems associated with non-native invasive species and to bring about greater statewide coordination, cooperation, and action to halt the introduction and spread of invasive species.
Alaska Invasives ID App
A non-native plant field guide and reporting app for Alaska.
Alaska Submit-a-Tick Program
Individuals can submit ticks for species identification and pathogen testing.
Anchorage CISMA
Anchorage Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area
Copper River CWMA
Copper River Watershed Cooperative Weed Management Area
UAF Cooperative Extension Service Insects & Invasives
Services and expertise regarding pests and invasive species. Experts can help you identify, eradicate and prevent pest problems.
Weed Free Certification, AK Plant Materials Center
Information on certified weed-free gravel and forage products, and find statewide certified inspectors.
Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria
Provides online access to herbarium specimen collections from participating herbaria throughout the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and Canada.
Invasive Tunicate Network, Plate Watch Monitors
A group of teachers, students, outdoor enthusiasts, environmental groups and state and federal biologists who are monitoring for non-native tunicates and other invasive species along the U.S. West Coast, with a primary focus on Alaska.
Center for invasive species and ecosystem health. Invasive species imagery library available.
NAISMA, North American Invasive Species Management Association
A network of professionals who implement management programs to prevent the detrimental impacts of invasive species to North America’s lands and waters.
National Invasive Species Council
The National Invasive Species Council (NISC) was established by Executive Order (EO) 13112 to ensure that Federal programs and activities to prevent and control invasive species are coordinated, effective and efficient.
Play Clean Go
Promotes awareness, understanding, and cooperation by providing a clear call to action to be informed, attentive and accountable for stopping the spread of all invasive species.
Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!
Campaign that empowers recreational users to stop the transport and spread of harmful aquatic invasive species.
Western Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center
Promotes smart, safe and sustainable pest management to protect the people, environment and economy of the American West.
Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species
An information network for the management of aquatic invasive species in the western states and Alaska.