Archive for 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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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks – Featured Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Partner

Around 2006, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks began to explore and consider putting resources towards the educational aspects of invasive species prevention.  Even though the state had to deal with the impacts of Whirling Disease on the legendary  Madison River in the late 1990s, Fish, Wildlife and Parks began to see the bigger picture and […]

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Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Videos and PSAs

Many people have questions about the specifics of stopping aquatic hitchhikers, the actual cleaning, draining and drying of your equipment.  Thanks to partners all around the country, here are a collection of videos and Public Service Announcements that use the Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers brand and theme to promote the prevention behaviors, help to better explain […]

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Wildlife Forever – Featured Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Partner

Did you know that invasive species is one of the leading threats to native wildlife, endangered animals, agriculture, and even bodies of water? Creatures like the Sea Lamprey, the Asian Carp, Quagga and Zebra Mussels and Rock Snot are just a few examples of species with the potential to bring devastating harm to our lakes, […]

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New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation – Featured Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Partner

Boats, trailers, waders and other fishing and boating equipment can spread aquatic invasive species from waterbody to waterbody unless properly cleaned, dried or disinfected after use. Although some invasive species such as water milfoil are readily visible to the human eye, many others are too small to be readily noticed. To avoid spreading invasive species please follow […]

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Arizona Boating Visitors Reminded to Clean, Drain and Dry

The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds boaters to “clean, drain and dry” – and especially decontaminate — their watercraft and equipment before exiting waters designated as having aquatic invasive species (AIS). This reminder is especially important for out-of-town visitors who moor their boats at AIS-infected waters and are preparing to head out of state. Afraid you […]

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Wisconsin Anglers Cautioned to Prevent Further Spread of Mudsnail

New Zealand mudsnails, an invasive snail previously only found in two Dane County locations, have recently been verified in two new streams — Mt. Vernon Creek in Dane County and Rowan Creek in Columbia County. Mt. Vernon Creek, located in southwest Dane County, is a tributary to the Western Branch of the Sugar River and […]

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Exotic, Invasive Snail Found in Two New Wisconsin Streams

New Zealand mudsnails, an invasive snail previously only found in two Dane County locations, have recently been verified in two new streams – Mt. Vernon Creek in Dane County and Rowan Creek in Columbia County. Mt. Vernon Creek, located in southwest Dane County, is a tributary to the Western Branch of the Sugar River and […]

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Why Carp are the Brussels Sprouts of American Fisheries

If the common carp was a vegetable it would be the Brussels sprout. The dark green plant has been domestically cultivated since the days of ancient Rome. The small ball of leaves took its common name for its popularity on the table in the European city. No discernable reason exists to eat the vegetable that […]

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Minnesota’s Murray County to Review AIS Plan

During today’s Murray County Board meeting, Zoning/Environmental Administrator Jean Christoffels will be reviewing amendments to the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention and Management Plan that will guide the spending of $88,500 in 2018. “AIS are threatening Minnesota waters,” Christoffels said in the introduction to the document. “Their presence can be harmful to fish populations, water quality, as […]

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