Annual Invasive Species Workshop

About the Workshop

The Alaska Committee for Noxious and Invasive Plant Management and the Alaska Invasive Species Working Group organize an invasive species workshop held annually in the late fall.  The workshop rotates between locations in Anchorage, Fairbanks and various rural communities. 

The workshop is a forum for discussing invasive species management activities within the state and offers expert presentations about emerging invasive species science and management issues.  The workshop typically draws 100 to 150 participants.

The 2016 Conference and Workshop

Save the Date for the Alaska Invasive Species Conference, October 227-29, 2015 in Juneau, Alaska

The 2016 conference and workshop was October 25-27 in the City of Fairbanks at the Wedgwood Resort

The City and Fairbanks is in the heart of interior Alaska where a variety of invasive species issues are addressed. Southeast Alaska, has an active invasive species management group working on issues including eradication of Elodeamanagement of various other species, and outreach. This year's workshop will host a variety of topics highlighting invasive species management and science in the Arctic, and Sub Arctic as well as emerging issues statewide.

Worshops are being developed and will include aquatic invasive plant survey and management, outreach strategies and success stories, and more.  Typically the conference and workshop are worth between 9 and 12 continuing education units for certified pesticide applicators of Alaska.

Registration and Accommodations

Registration: $160 To register visit our registration page.
For questions or assistance with registration please contact Anna-Mariah Kelly at 907-474-5042 or 

The Wedgewood resort has reserved 40 singled bedroom suites at a rate of $70 for single or double occupancy, plus $10 for each additional guest. When making reservations call 1-800-528-4916 or 907-456-3642 and use the group code AISW16.The group code will not work if you reserve your room online. Make your reservations by October 10, 2016.

Call for Speakers 

Please submit abstracts by September 1st, 2016. Email abstracts as a Word document to Gino Graziano at An example is included to refer to when preparing your abstract in the abstract guidelines.

After reviewing abstracts we will contact speakers that make the final agenda by September 15th.  If you have any questions please contact Gino Graziano at, 907-786-6315 or Heather Stewart at, 907-745-8721. Thank you! We look forward to seeing you at the conference. 

Certified Pesticide Applicators, Continuing Education Units

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has offered continuing education units for certified pesticide applicators of Alaska that attend the conference. The number of units available total 17.5 and are split out by day as follows:

Monday 1.5 (This is a free evening presentation see the agenda)
Tuesday 5.5
Wednesday 4.5
Thursday 6

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