February 2018

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

Whirling Disease Discovered in East Tennessee Trout

The first-ever case of whirling disease in trout has been discovered in two East Tennessee tailwaters. Whirling disease was recently discovered by biologists during their annual trout population monitoring in the South Holston and Watauga tailwaters. Whirling disease, a condition caused by a non-native microscopic parasite, affects fish in the trout and salmon family, including […]

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General News

Invasive Species – A Cause for Concern?

Like water readily flows down and out to the lowest spots, wild flora and fauna spread with relative ease when they are given access to new habitat. Plants and animals that come from afar to sprout or spawn in a location where they previously did not live are known as invasive species. Round gobies and […]

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Species Specific News

Vermont Man Charged with Importing Exotic Reptiles

A Westfield, Vermont man has been charged with a wildlife violation after a water monitor lizard and a dwarf caiman were found on his property. Raymond J. Barlow, 29, was charged with illegally importing wildlife and faces fines up to $722. Vermont State Game Wardens received a Facebook photo from a member of the public […]

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Campaign Updates

Cleaning, Draining and Drying Properly in Idaho

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture holds a watercraft inspector training at County West in Twin Falls for two days to prevent invasive species from coming into the state. According to the state invasive species coordinator, three stations in southern Idaho will start Feb. 17, a little earlier than other stations in the state. “They […]

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