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Aquatic Invasive Species Training

May 8, 2014

The Kachemak Bay Research Reserve and the Homer Soil and Water Conservation District are pleased to host the following training

by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and Department of Natural Resources:

Aquatic Invasive Species Training

Tuesday, May 20th 1:00-4:30 pm

Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, Homer

OR

Wednesday, May 21st 1:00-4:30 pm

Kenai River Center, Kenai

 

Aquatic invasive species cost the United States billions of dollars a year in damages to habitat quality, water supply infrastructure, and fisheries. Alaska’s unique environment is not immune to such impacts. ADNR and ADF&G are hosting a half-day training on field identification, sampling, and best management practices for Alaska’s aquatic invasive species: Northern Pike, Purple loosestrife, Reed canarygrass, Signal crayfish and Elodea. Participants will also learn about 7 top Early Detection Rapid Response aquatic invasive species potentially found in Alaska’s waterbodies including the recently quarantined aquatic weeds. Field surveying supplies including a throw rake, data sheets, and native vegetation look-a-like cards will be provided to participants.

 

This training is intended for people travelling to and working in the field, but is applicable to educators, field naturalists, and others with an interest in protecting the ecological integrity of the Kenai Peninsula watersheds.

 

To register please visit:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MayAIS

 

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