Report These Invaders! The species to watch for are: Purple Loosestrife, Spotted Knapweed, Smooth Cordgrass, Leafy Spurge and Giant Hogweed. For information on how to identify the plants.
If you encounter these invaders, please report them, noting the location of the invasive species. Take photos if possible and send them via the reporting form.
Avoid travelling through infested areas when you find them. It is extremely easy to carry seeds on shoes, clothing, animals, gear and equipment.
Clean all potential seed transmission vectors after leaving an infested area as soon as possible.
Early Detection and Rapid Response is the most effective way to mitigate the invasive species threat in Alaska. Go to EDDMaps.org to report an infestation.