What is AKEPIC?

The Alaska Exotic Plants Information Clearinghouse (AKEPIC) is a database and mapping application that provide geospatial information for non-native plant species in Alaska and neighboring Canadian Territories. These products are the result of an ongoing cooperation among the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of Natural Resources Plant Material Center and Alaska Natural Heritage Program in support of the Alaska Committee for Noxious and Invasive Plants Management (CNIPM) and the Strategic Plan for Noxious and Invasive Plants Management in Alaska. The Alaska Natural Heritage Program administers the mapping application, database and website associated with the project. These data are primarily intended to support the identification of problem species and infestations, thus promoting early detection and rapid response across Alaska. Additionally, these data are used in a variety of research and modeling activities.

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