KENAI PENINSULA COOPERATIVE WEED MANAGEMENT AREA

Programs for Invasive Weed Management

Annual Invasive Weeds Community Workshop

The 2019 Annual Invasive Species Workshop will be held

April 17th, 10am-5pm

Register by clicking here: REGISTRATION

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.  This year we will incorporate marine and aquatic invasive species components.

For more information on the Annual Workshop, contact Katherine with HSWCD at 907-235-8177 ext 5

Eradication of Elodea on the Kenai Peninsula

Elodea is a freshwater invasive aquatic plant that has been discovered in Stormy Lake, Daniels Lake, Beck Lake, and North-South Lake complex (adjacent to Beck Lake), all north of Nikiski. Elodea was first detected in 2014, and the Kenai Peninsula CWMA, along with expert outside assistance, launched an aggressive Integrated Pest Mangement Plan to eradicate this threat to salmon habitat. All lakes have been treated over the past 4 years, and summer surveys in 2018 revealed no presence of Elodea in Stormy, Daniels and Beck Lake. The North-South Lake complex has one remaining chemical treatment scheduled early 2019, which should eradicate the last known elodea infestation on the Kenai Peninsula. This is a huge success!

Preventing reintroduction of Elodea via floatplane and boat traffic is vitally important, now more than ever!

Please see the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Page for more information on elodea

Check out this recent article from the Peninsula Clarion describing the successful Elodea eradication efforts: Refuge Notebook: Elodea partnership recognized

Please see our Educational Materials page for a section of Powerpoint presenations on Elodea, aquatic weed management, and the chemistry behind the herbicides being proposed.

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 information on the program's targeted invasives and habitats, contact Homer Soil and Water Conservation District - (907)235-8177 ext. 5 or click on the link below.

USFWS Invasive Cost Share Program

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