Alaska Native Plant Society
Upper Susitna Soil & Water Conservation District
Talkeetna, Sunshine, and Trapper Creek are included in the The Upper Susitna Soil & Water Conservation District. Christine Claus, Project Coordinator, said "Some people have a hard time understanding why we should be concerned about invasive weeds. So far, our weed infestations are manageable. We are educating the public about the problem of invasive weeds so they can be eliminated before they become a problem in our area. We can make a difference by acting now."
The education campaign of Upper Susitna S&WCD has a twofold objective: to educate people about how to identify the plants, and to understand the impact they have on our native plants and animals.The primary target weed is Orange Hawkweed, but they have also focused on Toadflax and Oxeye Daisy.
The Upper Susitna S&WCD also organizes weed pulls and has worked with the Upper Susitna Youth Conservation Corps and the Serve Alaska Guidance Association, part of Americorps Alaska group.
For more information, contact the Project Coordinator:
|Upper Susitna Soil and Water Conservation District|
|HC89 Box 8461|
|Talkeetna, AK 99676|
|Phone: 907 733-7923|
Alaska Native Plant Society PO Box 141613 Anchorage, Alaska 99514
Last updated May 15, 2012