Preventing Aquatic Nuisance Species in Colorado

Aquatic nuisance species (ANS) pose a significant threat to Colorado’s waterways.  These species can cause considerable damage to water infrastructure, lakes, rivers, and wildlife.

As anglers, it is important for us to recognize that the “Clean, Drain, and Dry” slogan doesn’t just apply to speedboats and Skidoos. We spend considerable

time in and near bodies of water in this state, and that means we need to be very careful how we clean and dry our own equipment.

Fortunately, every time we head to the river or sit in the blind, we don’t have to wait in line to get cleared by a CPW inspector, or carry around white tags that confirm our wading boots are clean.  But with this freedom comes great responsibility.

Click on the following sentence to access the full story.  Please do your part to help keep these harmful species out of Colorado’s waterways by keeping your gear clean and educating others.


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