The article appeared in the Peninsula Clarion on April 16.
Crayfish inventory on Kodiak Island
Blythe Brown, Kodiak Soil & Water Conservation District
Invasive forest insects in Alaska: Where are they now?
Jason Moan, Alaska Division of Forestry
Signal crayfish breeding in the Buskin River drainage, Kodiak Island
It appears that the signal crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus, is now established in Alaska. See the articles below.
Invasive Species Breeding in Buskin River
Another Crawdaddy Found in Buskin
A new species of bathynellid from Alaska
Camacho, A.I., R.L. Newell, Z. Crete, B.A. Dorda, A.Casado., and I. Rey. 2015. Northernmost discovery of Bathynellacea (Syncarida: Bathynellidae) with description of a new species of Pacificabathynella from Alaska (USA). Journal of Natural History. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222933.2015.1083621
From the abstract:
A new species of the genus Pacificabathynella Schminke and Noodt, 1988 is described from groundwaters of Alaska (USA). This is the first record of Bathynellacea Chappuis, 1915 from the far north of America.
Topics included new exotic species, mosquitoes, pollinators, carpenter ants, etc.
The report including this chapter was published in May 2015.
Kruse J.J., L. Winton, N. Lisuzzo, G. Adams, K. Zogas, and S. Swenson. 2015. Alder (Alnus incana tenuifolia) mortality agent complex effects on riparian zone habitat. pp. 187-195 in Potter, K. M. and B.L. Conkling, eds. Forest health monitoring: national status, trends, and analysis 2013. General Technical Report SRS-207. U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Asheville North Carolina. http://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/48361
The article (URI below) includes interviews with Glenn Juday and Derek Sikes about forest insects, mosquitoes, and yellow jackets.
Nick Lisuzzo provided a pdf version of his presentation from the Reforestation Science & Technical Committee Meeting, November 25, 2014 (Fairbanks, Soldotna, and Anchorage webinar locations).
Forest insects: considerations for successful tree regeneration in South-central and Interior Alaska. Nick Lisuzzo, USDA Forest Service.