Elodea Educational Materials

Recent Elodea Presentations & News

Presentations from the Public Meetings in North Pole, Nenana and Fairbanks on March 7th & 8th, including:

Elodea management: Statewide strategy and processes; Heather Stewart, DNR
Kenai Peninsula’s Elodea Eradication Project Success; John Morton, USFWS Kenai NWR
Fluridone: Mode of action, efficacy, and toxicology; Andrew Skibo, SePRO Corporation
Elodea in interior Alaska; Aditi Shenoy, Fairbanks Soil & Water Conservation District

The Proposed Plan; Andrew Skibo, SePRO Corporation

Invasive elodea found north of Nenana; first Interior sighting beyond Fairbanks area -- Fairbanks Daily News Miner, September 2015

Emergency effort begins to kill invasive plant in Anchorage -- The Associated Press, July 2015

Invasive-plant Plan Would Employ Herbicide — KUAC, June 2015

Elodea in the News

A good case for weed removal: Watershed officials advocate for use of herbicide on invasive water plant  -- Fairbanks Daily News Miner, June 2015

Chena Lake herbicide proposal draws no opposition-- Fairbanks Dailt News Miner, June 2015

Herbicides eyed in battle against invasive plant in Chena Slough, Chena Lake -- Fairbanks Daily News Miner, June 2015

Special Boat Offers New Way to Fight Invasive Weed — KUAC fm, July 2013

Fairbanks group tries to eliminate invasive weed along Chena Slough -- Fairbanks Daily News Miner, July 2012

Arctic Grayling Habitat Limited by Chena Slough Invasive — KUAC fm, December 2012

Alaska Conservation Group Battles Invasive Weeds – Fairbanks Daily News Miner, October 2011

Invasive Fresh Water Plant Found in Chena Slough, Chena River – Fairbanks Daily News Miner, December 2010

Brochures and Flyers

Invasive Waterweeds - Elodea spp Brochure

Elodea identification and reporting

Elodea in floatplane lakes

Invasive Aquatic Plants and Floatplane Operations

Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Postcard - Aquarium Owners

Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Postcard - Float plane pilots

Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Postcard - Boaters

Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Postcard - Anglers

Aquatic Plant Field Guides

Introduction to Common Native and Potential Invasive Freshwater Plants in Alaska

Identification of Elodea and it's Alaska native plant look-a-likes

Presentations (in pdf format)

Presentations from the Public Meetings in North Pole, Nenana and Fairbanks on March 7th & 8th.

Proceedings from the 2011 Alaska Invasive Species Conference, Elodea focus session:

   Elodea discovery, partnering, and early steps; Dr. Tricia Wurtz, US Forest Service

   Elodea survey - Fairbanks, Anchorage, Cordova; Darcy Etcheverry (FSWCD), Cecil Rich (USFWS), Kate Mohatt (USFS)

   Elodea mechanical control options and permitting; Bonnie Million (NPS), Darcy Etcheverry (FSWCD), Mitch Osborne (USFWS)

   Elodea chemical control options; Cecil Rich, US Fish & Wildlife Service


Elodea Survey Results in Fairbanks 2011

Elodea Threatens Alaska's Fisheries and Aquatic Resources - US Fish & Wildlife 2011


Alaska Statewide High School Science Symposium 2012

    Survival of Elodea nuttallii: Competition with indigenous species and exposure to limiting factors; Jiyeon Baek, West Valley High School - RESEARCH PAPER & PRESENTATION

Chena Slough Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analysis for Existing Conditions and Channel Modifications; Prepared by Hydraulic Mapping and Modeling February 2013

Elodea's status as a non-native plant in Alaska; letter from US Forest Service to AK Division of Agriculture 4.8.2013

Control options for Elodea spp. in Chena Slough; 2011 white paper


WEED WACKERS! K-6 Educators Guide to Invasive Plants of Alaska

Invasive Plants Taking Root in Alaska: a 9-12 Curriculum

Fairbanks North Star Borough - Parks & Recreation Alaska Department of Fish and Game    Alaska Association of Conservation Districts Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Natural Resources Conservation Service