Japanese knotweed is an invasive plant that forms extremely dense stands. (Official U.S. Forest Service photo)

Prince of Wales Island residents can learn about invasive plant species found on POW during a public meeting set for Thursday evening.

The U.S. Forest Service Thorne Bay and Craig ranger districts are hosting the meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. at the POW VocTec Center in Klawock.

During the meeting, regional Invasive Species Coordinator Shawna Bautista will present information about invasive weed treatment options. District staff will be available to talk about which species pose a problem, existing infestations, and future invasive species management options.

Here is a link with more information about invasive plant species in Alaska.