In 2020, KP-CISMA partners collaborated on invasive plant eradication efforts on public and private lands for high priority species across the Kenai Peninsula. There’s still hope that we can fully eradicate bird vetch and white sweetclover from the entire peninsula. Reed canarygrass and European bird cherry (aka Mayday Tree) infestations were targeted in remote areas where they threaten to choke out salmon streams and alter moose habitat. A variety of methods of control were used, including manual removal and chemical treatments when eradication is achievable.
A huge THANK YOU to Homer Soil and Water, Kenai Watershed Forum, US Forest Service, National Park Service, and US Fish & Wildlife Service staff and volunteers who tackled truckloads of bird vetch and powerline corridors of reed canarygrass in 2020!