Spend your summer working in an Alaskan National
Park! Volunteers, either individuals or groups, are needed in
Alaska's National Parks to assist biologists in identifying and
removing invasive plants and in seed harvesting to restore native
plant communities. For information on volunteering with the National
Park Service's Alaska Exotic Plant Management Team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn to identify noxious and invasive plants in your area. If you
discover an infestation notify your local land manager of where and
what type of species was found
Gardeners may be tempted to use beautiful plants that are terrible
pests once they escape into the wild. The Cooperative Extension
Service has a listing of native plants that grow in your area in the
publication - A Key to Flower Growing in Alaska.
Seeds and spores can hitchhike on muddy hiking boots, running
shoes, backpacks and farm and garden equipment, boats and
aircrafts. Clean your items to avoid spreading invasive plants
to new areas.
Buy certified weed-free forage and mulch. Dog mushing and guided,
horseback hunts have the potential to spread invasive plant seed into
remote areas via bedding and feed.