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By Land or By Seaplane – Fighting to Protect the Flathead

Facing steep budget cuts, an embattled Flathead Basin Commission is continuing its fight to curb the threat of invasive mussels in the region’s prized local waters, most recently setting its sights on seaplanes as an unregulated vector that could potentially transport the organisms vast distances.  Click on the following links below to access the full […]

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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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Indigenous Nations’ environmental stewardship in tackling invasive species

As invasive species are threatening ecological habitats throughout the US and Canada, the role of Indigenous nations as environmental stewards has often been overlooked, according to a new study. The findings provide examples of the many ways Indigenous nations are adapting to invasive species, documenting their impact and implementing active response strategies based on an […]

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Minnesota County Needs Your Help to Fight Aquatic Invasive Species

St. Louis County needs your help to fight aquatic invasive species. The county was recently given a grant worth $711,000 to battle the problem.  Right now they want the public’s input on what should be done to protect all our waters.  Click on the following two sentences to access the full story. The deadline to […]

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Check for Invasive Species When Removing Docks for Season

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding lake property owners to carefully check boats and trailers, docks and lifts, and all other water-related equipment for invasive species when removing equipment for seasonal storage. This is important as new zebra mussel infestations were initially reported by people making end of season inspections of docks, boats […]

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Pressure on India’s aquatic ecosystems

The aquatic biodiversity in Kerala is also facing a serious threat from biological invasion. Proliferation of invasive water weeds and exotic species of fish has disrupted the riverine and lake ecosystem in the State and depleted native aquatic biodiversity, threatening the livelihood of inland fishermen. Water hyacinth is one of the most threatening invasive species in Kerala, […]

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Warm Lake Erie Helping Invasive Species

It’s mid-October and the Lake Erie water temperature is still at a near record warmth of 67 degrees on Thursday. The average is just 60 degrees. The very warm lake water can pose some issues, such as allowing invasive species to set up. “We see trends in regards to warmer water temperatures,” Andrea Locke, with […]

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Montana Inspection Stations to Close for the Season, But Rules will Remain

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks aquatic invasive species inspection stations will close for the season on Oct. 15. Boaters that are still in need of an inspection can receive one at a regional FWP office. Water temperatures in both Tiber and Canyon Ferry Reservoirs will be below the levels to allow invasive mussels to spawn, […]

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Gillibrand visits Paul Smith’s to push new invasives law

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited Paul Smith’s College on Monday to announce a new law that she hopes will pass with bipartisan support. Gillibrand, along with several environmental leaders, talked about the need to adopt the Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act, which would broaden the definition of “Injurious Wildlife” to cover invertebrates such as the […]

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