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How to Report an Invasive Species

You may be hiking along a local trail, casting in a favorite fishing hole, or strolling through the neighborhood when you come across a creature or plant that seems out of place or unusual in your area. If you do, it is important to report it.

Your vigilance could help us intercept and prevent the spread of an unwanted biological invader – an invasive species that shouldn’t be here and which could cause serious harm to Alaska’s native fish and wildlife species, and their habitats. Learn more about nonnative species and why your actions to report odd species are so important.

Note the location (maybe even get a GPS coordinate) and, if you can, take a picture. Then report your find to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Invasive Species Program at, or call the Invasive Species Hotline: 1-877-INVASIV (1-877-468-2748). You can also contact the Invasive Species Coordinator at the following address:

Tammy Davis, Coordinator
Invasive Species Program
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
P.O. Box 115526
1255 W. 8th St.
Juneau, Alaska 99811-5526
(907) 465-6183