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Evidence of the Invasion

After nearly three years of work, Sam Schelhaas was stunned — and disheartened — at his recent findings in Lewis and Clark Lake west of Yankton. As a district conservation officer, Schelhaas had worked with his fellow South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GF&P) staff and other agencies to stop the spread of an aquatic […]

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Montana Community Fortifies Defense Against Invasive Species

Montana’s expanded watercraft-inspection program to curb the threat of aquatic invasive species officially went online April 15, while local efforts to prevent the spread of the non-native offenders are going to be more visible than ever in the coming weeks and months as Whitefish debuts its new mandatory inspection stations. Both locally and statewide, efforts […]

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Montana’s invasive species defense ramps up this weekend

Montana’s program to detect and stop the spread of aquatic invasive species went fully operational Sunday with regulations in place and staff ready to inspect, and if necessary, “decontaminate” watercraft. About 75 Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks seasonal employees were trained in Helena last week on operating inspection stations and power washers that spray hot […]

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Are Lake Tahoe’s aquatic invasive species edible?

Aquatic invasive species pose a significant threat to Lake Tahoe. The establishment of non-native species impacts the lake’s clarity and can result in the loss of important habitat for native species. While agencies like the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center are working to monitor, study and eradicate invasive […]

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Montana Senate Committee Advances Invasive Species Bill, Strikes Out-of-State Bike Fee

The Montana Senate Natural Resources Committee unanimously approved a bill to bolster the defense against aquatic invasive mussels, which were detected in Montana waters for the first time in the state’s history last fall. However, a proposed amendment granting full rule-making authority to the Flathead Basin Commission to oversee a local inspection program was not […]

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Stabenow, Peters press Trump for Asian carp report

Michigan’s U.S. senators and 10 others from Great Lakes states today again asked the Trump administration to release a report on potential proposals for dealing with the threat posed by invasive Asian carp. The Free Press first reported that the tentative plan to address the threat of Asian carp moving closer to Lake Michigan had […]

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Grant Helps Montana Community to Develop Invasive Species Program

Whitefish Lake Institute has received a $38,500 grant from the Whitefish Community Foundation this week to develop what is expected to be one of the most comprehensive zebra and quagga mussel prevention programs in the state. The money will help the institute carry out plans to set up inspection stations at City Beach and Whitefish […]

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Popular Nevada Fishing Column Warns of Aquatic Invasive Species Threat to Waters

With the warmer weather many anglers and recreational boaters are getting their watercraft ready for the lakes and registering them with Nevada Department of Wildlife. The Aquatic Invasive Species Decal which is required of most vessels using Nevada’s waters and be purchased before you can put your vessel on the water. Aquatic invasive species are […]

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Idaho Governor Nixes Bills on Civil Forfeiture, Invasive Species

Idaho’s governor has blocked proposals ranging from civil asset forfeitures to invasive species protections. Republican Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter issued the vetoes despite all four measures receiving wide bipartisan support inside the state Legislature. Furthermore, because Idaho lawmakers finished their work for the year last week, there’s no chance of Otter’s decisions being overturned. Another […]

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Kauai hosts invasive species symposium

Plants, bugs and other pests will be in the spotlight at the Courtyard Marriott at Coconut Beach on April 20 and 21 at the first Hawaii Invasive Pest Symposium. Hosted by the University of Hawaii, the symposium will bring together those who target different aspects of invasive species management to learn about activities and advances […]

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