Programs for Invasive Weed Management
Annual Invasive Weed Workshop
Since 2003, the Kenai Peninsula CWMA has had an Annual Invasive Weed Workshop. We annually bring invasive plant scientists and managers to discuss innovative control techniques and research finding, lead invasive plant identification workshops, and discuss projects on invasive plant management across the Kenai Peninsula. These events are generally at the end of April and are free to the public.
Stay tuned for information about the upcoming 2014 Annual Invasive Weed Workshop.
The 2013 Workshop was a great success and well attended. Thank you to all of our guest speakers and attendees. And a special thanks to the Islands and Oceans Visitor Center for giving us an ideal location!
We are currently planning the 2014 Weed Smackdown. If you have an invasive population or location you'd like to suggest, just click on the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the page.
Invasive Plant Citizen-Science Monitoring Program
The Kenai Peninsula CWMA recognizes the importance and need of involving the community in fighting the spread of invasive weeds. GPS devices, invasive plant guides, weed pull equipment and much more are available for use to aid in the identification of invasive weeds and their management. Contact information: Homer Soil and Water Conservation District - (907)235-8177 ext. 5
Invasive Plant Cost-Share Program for Private Land Owners
The Kenai Peninsula CWMA recognizes the hardships involved with managing invasive weeds on private lands. The CWMA has a cost-share program to subsidize private landowners for managing non-native, invasive weeds with non-chemical techniques. The major objective of this program is to conserve critical habitat from aggressive invasive weeds. For more inforamtion on the program's targeted invasives and habitats, contact Homer Soil and Water Conservation District - (907)235-8177 ext. 5