Summer Schedule Available

Come learn practical skills for life. We have classes on food preservation, planning a garden, camps for youth and much more.

Click here to access the 2015 Summer Schedule.

Celebrate Arbor Day

Celebrate Arbor Day at the Anchorage Museum

with the Society of American Foresters 4–6 p.m., May 18. These tree experts will be on hand to share their knowledge of forestry, which includes urban and natural settings.

Buy a Tree. The Society of American Foresters—Cook Inlet Chapter will hold its annual Arbor Day tree seedling sale May 16,  9AM-Noon at REI.  Seedlings may be pre-ordered on their website.

Tree Fact Sheets

Plant a Tree: An Alaskan guide to tree selection, planting & care

Celebrate Arbor Day: A Guide For Schools

Growing Tree and Bush Fruits in Alaska

Submit requests and photos regarding local insects, plants or diseases you discover!

The information submitted is sent to a statewide team who will promptly respond with information regarding the sample. As needed, pertinent information can be sent to local or state land resource managers who may quickly respond to potential problems.  To submit a photo for identification to the "Citizen Scientists" click here.

Or you can sign up here to receive the email newsletter and be among the first to access event details and registration info!


Click here for a map to our office

UAF Cooperative Extension Service
Anchorage District Office
1675 C Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Phone: 907-786-6300
Fax: 907-786-6312


Office Hours
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What's going on in 4-H?

For more information on 4-H activities in our area, check out the Anchorage 4-H page!

4-H Team Wins Envirothon

The 4-H Statewide Envirothon Team, the "Vengeful Buttercups" are state champions!  Last weekend they swept 5 competitions, Forest Management, Aquatic Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Soils and Landscape Analysis and Urban Forestry at the Alaska Envirothon. The team won $5000 and will represent Alaska 4-H at the International Envirothon Championship in Springfield, Missouri in July.

The winning team: Emily Carson, Abraham Walton, Samantha Summerville, Hallie Brown, Shannyn Bird and coach Kay Shoemaker.

The team would like to thank the Cooperative Extension Agents, who helped instruct them during virtual field trips and during the competitions. Many thanks to Kay Shoemaker (team coach), Gino Graziano (instructor/volunteer), Julie Riley (instructor), and Meg Burgett (volunteer).

Check out our archived "Info & Ideas" Anchorage newsletters covering many different Extension-related topics. 

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