Alaska Invasive Species Toolkits

Prevention is the most critical stage of keeping Alaska wild and free of invasive species invasive species
An invasive species is any plant or animal that has spread or been introduced into a new area where they are, or could, cause harm to the environment, economy, or human, animal, or plant health. Their unwelcome presence can destroy ecosystems and cost millions of dollars.

Learn more about invasive species
. We practice prevention through a variety of outreach tools and opportunities such as this series of Invasive Species Toolkits. These toolkits are a collection of invasive species outreach materials and suggested lesson plans geared towards teachers or visitor centers. Most toolkits contain demo items such as toy Elodeas (Alaska’s first aquatic invasive plant), as well as invasive species games like scramble squares, memory matching, and Jenga. We are routinely revising these toolkits to improve and better tailor them to the individual communities. Toolkits are available in the following locations: Izembek NWR, Arctic Interagency Visitor Center, and the Fairbanks Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office. If you are interested in renting an Invasive Species Toolkit, please contact the Alaska Regional Invasive Species Outreach Coordinator. 

Looking down, three individuals are kneeling down. They are wearing gardening gloves and gardening trowels are pointing towards a small, green plant.
“Fewer people will want to visit the beauty that is Alaska if they come all the way up here only to see the same pile of weeds they have in their own backyard”. Pete Johnson makes a good point. He’s an agronomist with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Agriculture. Worldwide,...

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