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Help Kick Off California Invasive Species Action Week by Volunteering

The fourth annual California Invasive Species Action Week will run from Saturday, June 3 through Sunday, June 11. Sponsored by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Invasive Species Action Week is a statewide event that provides the public with opportunities to learn about and take action against non-native plants and animals that harm […]

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New York Raising Awareness for Invasive Species

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced that the state’s fourth annual Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW) will take place from July 9–15. “Invasive Species Awareness Week is a great opportunity to highlight some of the environmental and economic threats these species can pose and raises awareness of the many ways that […]

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Montana’s Gov. Bullock Visits Libby to Sign Bill Combating Invasive Species

Gov. Steve Bullock, Sen. Chas Vincent, R-Libby, and Rep. Mike Cuffe, R-Eureka, met in Riverfront Park in Libby on Tuesday for a ceremonial signing of two bills — Senate Bill 363 (proposed by Vincent) and House Bill 622 — aimed at protecting Montana waterways from invasive species. Named Protect Montana’s Outdoors and Combat Aquatic Invasive […]

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You could be spreading zebra mussels that threaten KS lakes

Some of you may have spent Memorial Day on the lake, and chances are, the lake you were on has zebra mussels. Thirty Kansas lakes, mostly in the central and eastern half of the state are affected. Experts are asking for your help in preventing their spread.  Click on the following sentence to access the […]

Read More Launches Invasive Species Portal

Identifying invasive species in your area just got easier. has created a new online portal, providing resources and information about destructive flora and fauna that can invade our state. A species can be considered invasive if it’s not native to an area and can cause harm to the environment, human health or the economy. […]

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Climate change tinkers with animal relationships, survival

How climate change manipulates relationships among organisms and ecosystems remains largely a mystery. The only predictable is that species that do well in warmer conditions might have an advantage over species that do well in colder conditions, said Hank Vanderploeg, a researcher with the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor. Scientists are beginning […]

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“Aquatic invasive species” inspections conducted at Canyon Ferry

Memorial Day was the first holiday weekend since Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks stepped up measures to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Chad Oster came from Bozeman to spend the weekend on the water at Canyon Ferry Reservoir. He’s been going there for almost 20 years, but this time, his boat had to […]

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Help stop spread of aquatic nuisance species in Kansas

Admit it, we’ve all laughed like crazy at the videos of fish jumping crazily out of the water as a boat streaks across a lake or up a river. Sometimes they actually land in the boat; sometimes they actually land in the boat after slapping someone in the boat “up-side-the-head.” It all looks crazy funny […]

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Be warned: It’s invasive species season

It’s now the season to worry about whether that weird flower in the back yard is an innocent plant or an invasive monster, waiting to spread and smother out your flower bed. But it’s more than just gardeners that need to worry. Boaters, bikers, ATVers or even hikers are capable of accidentally bringing foreign plants […]

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Students help battle invasive species in Lake Superior

Keweenaw Peninsula students in northern Michigan are doing their part in the battle against invasive species in Lake Superior. The Dollar Bay High School Soar Enterprise Team sailed out to Isle Royale on Tuesday to test devices they built this school year. “Their main solution is for when they need to — the community organizations […]

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