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Invasive Species a Very Real Threat to Yukon Environment and Economy

What do sweet clover and rainbow trout have in common? Under the right conditions in the wrong places, they’re both invasive species in the Yukon, says Todd Powell, manager of biodiversity for Yukon fish and wildlife with the environment department. Rainbow trout — highly prized by Yukon anglers — jump right out in that list. […]

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Glacier Reveals Plan for Motor Boats on Lake McDonald

Glacier National Park today will begin scheduling motorized watercraft inspections and sealing for boaters to launch on Lake McDonald after a 30-day quarantine period. The quarantine process is designed to prevent invasive mussels and other invasive species from entering park waters on motorboats. Currently, the inspection and quarantine program is only available for motorized boat […]

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Montana Tribes Recognized for Work Against Invasive Species

During the Flathead Lakers annual meeting on Wednesday, July 26, the nonprofit recognized the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes for their work with preventing the spread of invasive species. The Aquatic Invasive Species Team received the Stewardship Award, according to a press release from the organization’s office.  Click on the following sentence to access the […]

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Lake George’s S.A.V.E. the Lake Festival

The Lake George S.A.V.E the Lake Festival kicks off this Friday evening at 6 p.m. in Shepard Park. The three-day event, a fundraiser for the S.A.V.E. Lake George Partnership, will feature non-stop live music at the park’s amphitheater, food trucks, a beer and wine tent, craft vendors, bounce houses, pony rides and a petting zoo. The event […]

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Teen turns Passion for Great Lakes and Various Threats into a Business

A West Michigan teen’s passion for Lake Michigan has now turned into a business with a portion of the proceeds going towards the Alliance for the Great Lakes. 17-year-old Jackson Riegler of Muskegon has a love for the Great Lakes growing up on the shores of Lake Michigan. It was the Trump’s Administration’s threat of cuts […]

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Invasive Species Prevention being Combined with Safe Boating Awareness

As British Columbians gear up for the B.C. Day long weekend, one of the busiest weekends of the summer, there is no shortage of fun and exciting ways to celebrate with family and friends in the outdoor paradise that is British Columbia. For many of us, that will include getting out on the water, as […]

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Central Illinois’ Redneck Fishing Tournament returns this week

In just a few days, one Central Illinois town is set to resume its annual battle against an invasive fish. Bath will host the 12th Annual Redneck Fishing Tournament. “It’s the one fishing tournament where you leave the poles at home but should strongly consider bringing a helmet,” said Betty DeFord, who since 2005 has […]

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Ontario’s Invading Species Hit Squad tracks Invasive Species

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry need the help of locals to identify invasive species of plants and animals in the province. A team of 30 summer students, called the Invading Species Hit Squad, are stationed across the province to inform, educate, and seek the […]

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Invasive Species in Yellowstone Topic of Aug. 3 UW Research Center Talk

Invasive species in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem (GYE) will be discussed Thursday, Aug. 3, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park. UW Department of Zoology and Physiology Associate Professor Amy Krist will present “Biology of the invasive New Zealand […]

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Research models spread of disease through aquatic communities

The interaction of species within an ecosystem is important in predicting how they will respond when diseases are introduced, Bournemouth University (BU) modelling has found. The research examined how aquatic communities can recover after a disturbance – in this case, the introduction of the rosette agent, a fish parasite which was introduced to UK waters […]

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