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  • SAWC is taking on invasive plants.

    SAWC is taking on invasive plants.

    An invasive plant is defined as a plant species that is non-native (or alien) to an ecosystem and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. The annual cost of invasive plants to the U.S. economy is estimated at $120 billion …
  • Juneau Native Plant Nursery Supports Local Restoration Projects

    Juneau Native Plant Nursery Supports Local Restoration Projects

      Willow and cottonwood trees at SAWC’s native plant nursery in Juneau are thriving this summer thanks to an abundance of rain, and occasional sunshine, in Juneau. The nursery hosts more than 300 trees, each one started from a portion of a branch “borrowed” from wild trees in early spring. …
  • Water quality and climate change in Southeast Alaska

    Water quality and climate change in Southeast Alaska

    SAWC Science Director Rebecca Bellmore visited Whale Pass on July 25 to meet with the Prince of Wales Community Advisory Council. She discussed a potential research project to study the effects of climate change on drinking water quality. Many communities in Southeast Alaska have concerns about high organic matter concentrations …