There are many things
you can do to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive plants
in Alaska :
Learn about invasive species that may
be found in your area and report new findings. In Alaska, call
1-877-INVASIV (1-877-468-2748) or contact the Alaska EPMT by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Don't pack a
pest. Make sure you and your clothes, gear, vehicle, boat, pet, etc are not inadvertently transporting seeds
or plant fragments.
Use plants that are native
to your local region as much as possible or those that are not known
to be invasive.
Avoid disturbance to
natural areas, including clearing of native vegetation and dumping of
Control invasive plants in
Discuss your concerns about invasive
plants with nurseries and garden shops and ask them not to sell these
species. Ask for non-invading alternatives instead.
Use only certified weed-free hay and
mineral material sources for invasive plants prior to using
Offer to assist in invasive plant
Alaska doesn't need the problems brought by invasive
species, which can be prevented by vigilance and collaboration