October 2017

Today, we get news from many different sources; our phones, our computers, the television and radio. Instead of trying to keep up with this endless cycle of news, we’ve tried to capture a broad overview of the most urgent news and keep our partners informed about new updates to the campaign. Please check out the four sections: What’s Hot, Campaign Updates, General and Species Specific News to stay on top of the important news and how people are preventing invasive species.

What's Hot

General News

West puts teeth into invasives prevention plans

Roads leading to Fernie, British Columbia, a skiing and fishing hot spot, are smooth and well-traveled. But if you’re trailering a boat, or have a paddleboard or kayak on your rooftop, plan on a few delays. The reason? Canada’s western provinces, along with states in the northwest U.S., are serious about keeping aquatic invasive species […]

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Species Specific News

Concerns about Milfoil Nets Idaho Agency Extra Cash for County Invasive Species Program

The Invasive Species Program, requiring sportsmen to register their boats and to purchase stickers, brought in $205,000 to the Fremont County Weed Department’s coffers. That was a significant increase over the $120,000 the department received last year. The money helps cover Weed Department salaries and other expenses resulting from the boat inspections, said Fremont County […]

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Campaign Updates

Texas Parks & Wildlife – Featured Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Partner

Fish, shellfish, and aquatic plants that are not native to Texas may compete with native animals and plants for food and space. Introduced species often lack natural enemies or competitors in their new environment, and may multiply and spread at an alarming rate, inteferring with boat traffic, affecting water quality, and causing a range of […]

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