Anchorage Outreach Center

Submit your pest, plant or plant disease for identification online with our Citizen Science portal. You can also ask our staff questions online using our Ask an Expert portal. 


The Anchorage Outreach Center office location is currently closed to the public. However, we are still working to help keep our community well-informed and healthy.
You can reach us by phone or by email. And remember, even when our office is closed, you can download all of our free publications anytime at 
The Anchorage Outreach Center has moved!

Unfortunately, our office location is still closed to the public due to Covid-19 restrictions, but we have moved to our new location. We look forward to when we can invite everyone to visit our new office . 

Our new address is:
219 E International Airport Rd.
Anchorage AK 99518-1213

Our phone numbers will remain the same.

Phone: 907-786-6300
Mailing Address:
UAF Cooperative Extension Office
Anchorage Outreach Center
219 E International Airport Rd.
Anchorage AK 99518-1213

 Soil Testing

Understanding what nutrients are available in your soil for your plants is needed in order to supply your garden with the building blocks to promote healthy and vigorous growth.  Taking a soil sample and analyzing a soil test is the only way to know what nutrients are in your soil and how much fertilizer to apply to your garden. 

Or download one of our free publications on managing Alaska soils for more information on taking a soil sample, selecting a soil testing laboratory and interpreting your results.
Pressure Canner Gauge Testing

Dial gauges on pressure canners need to be tested for accuracy every year. This free service is offered at the Anchorage Outreach Center.  Currently, we are testing canner gauges by appointment only. Please contact us at for more information. 

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