The Alaska Non-indigenous Aquatic Species Clearinghouse (ANASC) is a database and mapping application that provides temporal and geospatial information for non-indigenous aquatic species in Alaska. These products are the result of an ongoing cooperation among the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of Natural Resources, Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (KBNERR), and Alaska Center for Conservation Science (ACCS) in support of the Alaska Invasive Species Partnership (AKISP) and the Alaska Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan. KBNERR administers the mapping application, database, and website associated with the project; project funding is granted by collaborators. These data are primarily intended to support the identification of problem species, thus promoting early detection and rapid response across Alaska. Additionally, the data are used in a variety of research and modeling activities.
The goal of ANASC is to include information on all non-indigenous plants and animals known to occur in Alaska or adjacent regions. In addition, taxa profiles and associated planning documents are provided for many of the species listed in ANASC.
Contact for ANASC
For questions or comments related to the ANASC project, procedures for managing data, or how to submit data, please contact Kim Schuster (primary contact).
Citation for ANASC Data
ANASC (Year). Non-indigenous Aquatic Species Clearinghouse (http://aknhp.uaa.alaska.edu/apps/anasc/). Kachemak Bay Research Reserve, Alaska Center for Conservation Science, University of Alaska, Anchorage. Accessed (Month, Date, Year).
Alaska Invasive Species Partnership (AKISP)
Aims to heighten the awareness of the problems associated with non-native invasive plants and to bring about greater statewide coordination, cooperation and action to halt the introduction and spread of undesirable plants.
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Information on invasive plant species considered ‘high priority threats’.
US Fish and Wildlife Service
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Branch of Aquatic Invasive Species funds and coordinates aquatic invasive species activities across the country.
(NISC) National Invasive Species Information Center
The gateway to invasive species information; covering federal, state, local, and international sources.
Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species
19 western states and 4 provinces are working together to address invasive species issues
ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System)
Taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.
(NEMESIS) National Estuarine and Marine Exotic Species Information System
Information on marine and estuarine invertebrates and algae introduced to the United States. Provided by the Smithsonian Ecological Research Center
Information and images of invasive and exotic species of North America; based at The University of Georgia’s Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Species Information and Field Guides
Collection of materials including phytoplankton and invertebrate guides, marine toxin information, aquatic fact sheets, and management best practices.