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Provides links to state-specific resources with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.

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Pollinator Weed (Jun 17, 2014)
Governor Sean Parnell.
Governor Parnell declared Jun 16-22, 2014 as Pollinator Week to encourage all Alaskans to recognize and learn more about the important role pollinators play in maintaining the health of our ecosystem, and to consider planting flowers, trees, and other plants on their property to supply pollinators with nectar, pollen, and habitat.

Alaska Invasive Weeds Awareness Week (Jun 13, 2013)
Governor Sean Parnell.
Governor Parnell declared Jun 22-28, 2014 as Alaska Invasive Weeds Awareness Week. Alaska is in a unique position to avoid the enormous costs of widespread invasive plants, now impacting all 48 contiguous states and Hawaii. In recognition of this opportunity, State, federal, local, private, and non-profit organizations, as well as the public, are working together to increase public awareness, promote invasive weed prevention and management, and help keep our communities and environment free of invasive weeds. See Invasive Plants for more information from the Alaska Committee for Noxious and Invasive Plants Management.

Sport Anglers Prohibited from Using Felt Soles in Fresh Waters of Alaska (Feb 24, 2012)
Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Anglers are reminded that effective Jan 1, 2012, footgear with absorbent felt or other fibrous material on the soles are prohibited while sport fishing in the fresh waters of Alaska. The regulation was adopted by the Alaska Board of Fisheries in 2010, to reduce the potential for introduction and spread of invasive organisms, including plants, into Alaska waters.

U.S. Forest Service Publishes Dual Language Booklet for Native Alaskans for First Time (Feb 13, 2012)
USDA. Blog.
Partnering with a local Alaskan native community, the U.S. Forest Service has for the first time published a dual language booklet in English and a native Alaskan language, Yup'ik, to help educate the greater community in Southwestern Alaska on invasive species. "Protecting Southwestern Alaska from Invasive Species: A Guide in the English and Yup'ik Languages" (Dec 2011; PDF | 1.3 MB), aims to explain invasive species concerns unique to Southwestern Alaska, which is home to a large community of the indigenous Yup'ik people.

LOOK OUT FOR INVASIVE European Green Crab (PDF | 910 KB)
NOAA Marine Fisheries Service. Alaska Regional Office.
If established in Alaska, green crabs could pose a serious threat to native crabs, including the young of commercial crabs, as well as to clam and oyster fisheries.

How to Report an Invasive Species (Alaska)
Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Your vigilance could help us intercept and prevent the spread of an unwanted biological invader – an invasive species that shouldn’t be here and which could cause serious harm to Alaska’s native fish and wildlife species, and their habitats.

State Specific Threats:

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species List - Alaska or Display NAS by Taxonomic Group (select State)
DOI. USGS. Southeast Ecological Science Center.
Includes fact sheets, maps and collection information.

State Noxious Weed List - Alaska
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center. PLANTS Database.
Designated legally noxious plants.

Status of Invasive Plants - Alaska / Details by State and Details by County
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health. Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System.

Pest Tracker - Alaska
USDA. APHIS. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. National Agricultural Pest Information System.

States Restricting Firewood Movement and/or Advocating Leaving Firewood at Home: Who is Affected?
Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.

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Government

Invasive Species in Alaska
Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management; Special Note: Non-Native and Invasive Animals of Alaska: A Comprehensive List and Select Species Status Reports - Final Report (Jan 2008; PDF | 1 MB)

Alaska Plant Materials Center
Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Agriculture.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations

Aquatic Nuisance Species Prevention: Alaska Ecological Surveys
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.
Species of Concern; Publications

Forest and Grassland Health
USDA. FS. Alaska Region.
Species of Concern; Publications; Special Note: Selected Invasive Plants of Alaska 2007 and Invasiveness Ranking System for Non-Native Plants of Alaska (Aug 2008; PDF | 5.9 MB)

Field Survey of Growth and Colonization of Nonnative Trees on Mainland Alaska (PDF | 2.98 MB)
USDA. Forest Service.
General Technical Report PNW-GTR-664.

Alaska Exotic Plants Information Clearinghouse (AKEPIC) - Non-Native Plants of Alaska
USDA. FS. State and Private Forestry; DOI. National Park Service and USGS. Alaska Science Center.
Species of Concern; Monitoring

Invasive Species
DOI. FWS. Alaska Region.
Species of Concern; Contacts

Report on Invasive Species Certification in Alaska (Sep 7, 2010; PDF | 453 KB)
Species of Concern
Report prepared in partial fulfillment of contract No. 10-10-047 FY 10 by John Peter Thompson for Alaska Department of Natural Resources.

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University/Academic

Alaska Committee for Noxious and Invasive Plants Management
University of Alaska - Fairbanks. Cooperative Extension Service.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications; Laws and Regulations; Management

Exotic and Invasive Plants of Alaska
University of Alaska. Museum of the North.
Species of Concern

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Organizations

Alaska Invasive Species Working Group (AISWG)
Alaska Invasive Species Working Group.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

Marine Invasive Species Program
Alaska SeaLife Center.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications

Invasives
Homer Soil and Water Conservation District.
Species of Concern; Management; Monitoring; Special Note: Invasive Plants Taking Root in Alaska Curriculum(Education)

Marine Invasive Species
Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council.
Species of Concern; Publications; Management

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