Soil and Water Conservation districts are local units of government that develop, manage, and direct natural resource programs at the local level. Districts have been around since before Alaska was a state. Alaska’s conservation districts were established after the Territory of Alaska passed legislation in 1947 that authorized their formation. Our programs are driven by the Board of Supervisors, and the resource concerns brought to them from our cooperators.
One crucial niche districts fill is that of providing soil and water conservation services to owners of private lands -- from individuals of small parcels to Native organization owning thousands of acres. Helping landowners learn about and manage their lands and waters, whether for forestry, agriculture, recreation, or other uses, is key to economic sustainability and local quality of life.
Please explore our website and consider becoming an active member of your District and sign up as a cooperator.
Kenai Peninsula Cooperative Weed Management Area
14th Annual Invasive Weed Workshop
Friday April 24th @ Islands & Ocean Visitor Center
Sterling Highway Homer, AK
Morning Session: Catch up on the latest invasive species management programs and projects in our CWMA. Speakers are scheduled from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. The agenda can be found here.
Afternoon session: Invasive Species on the Kenai Peninsula: Prevention and Identification Training. This training combines instructor lecture, hands-on activities, and discussion to provide up-to-date information on identification and reporting of the Kenai Peninsula’s invasive species. Learn what species to watch for and how to prevent their spread! This training is specifically intended for agencies and organizations with field crew personnel to learn the guidelines they can follow to prevent the accidental spread of invasive species. Certification received at completion. Scheduled from 1:00-4:30.
To Register for the Identificaion Training please click here.
To learn more about the KP-CWMA please visit the CWMA Website
Current Newsletter (FALL 2014).
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KP-CWMA Annual Workshop is scheduled for April 24 - look here for more info.
Designation of Soils of Local Importance Becomes Final
Updates on the progress on the elodea eradication efforts, see Refuge Notebook.