Ahtna Global was subcontracted to perform the necessary survey and provide a comprehensive report of findings. Ahtna completed the work during the 2017 growing season, documenting invasive species as they were found. At the conclusion of the project, Ahtna provided a written report and area/point match.
Field work was conducted by a two-person team, mobilized out of Ahtna’s Anchorage and Fairbanks offices. A total of 57 survey plots were delineated and surveyed, encompassing approximately 76 acres.
Field survey methods employed a combination of transects, comprehensive areal assessments, and ocular estimation to determine non-native plant abundance and distribution.
All non-native plant species were documented and a written report of findings was provided. The report included an area/point map, collected volumes of each species, locations of controlled and monitored areas, comparative discussion of previous years’ findings, and future recommendations.