Homer Soil and Water Conservation District

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Kachemak Science attended the Alaska Invasive Species Workshop, November 13 - 15 at Lands End in Homer. Hear the highlights:  Chris Rainwater delivers a history of invasives in Homer, Seth Spencer and Shawna Bautista have a conversation on hawkweed and Mathew Barnes makes the case for invasivorism.
Click on the links below for full presentations from the workshop.

 

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Kachemak Science takes you to Taan Fiord and Grewingk Lake this month with geologist, Bretwood Higman,  documentarian, Bjorn Olsen and Nat Herz from Alaska's Energy Desk.  Kyra Wagner from the Homer Soil and Water Conservation District connects producers and consumers of local food.  And, scientists from NOAA Fisheries and Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College convene for a report on this month's Belugas Count! event.

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Residents in Homer will soon be able to receive help combating invasive weeds. Homer Soil and Water Conservation District is collaborating with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to provide technical assistance to Kenai Peninsula landowners to help protect native plants and animals.

Conservation district Natural Resource Specialist Matt Steffy said invasive weeds can disrupt the balance of native ecosystems, and they can threaten one of the most cherished recourses in Alaska: salmon habitat.