Assessing the Vulnerability of Western Alaska Ecosystems and Subsistence Resources to Non-Native Plant Invasion
Although 20 invasive plant species were documented, only one of these, the Rugosa Rose is considered "highly invasive". These plants were documented in Chignik Lagoon. In addition to documenting the presence of invasive plants, community members were asked about their observations and concerns about vegetation changes near their communities. The most frequently identified concern was linked to increased shrubs, particularly alder, and the potential changes to berry harvest areas.
Alaska Exotic Plants Information Clearinghouse (AKEPIC)accs.uaa.alaska.edu/