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Montana Tribe Plans Public Meetings On Aquatic Invasive Species Threats

Even one confirmed detection of quagga or zebra mussels could have devastating economic and environmental consequence for the Flathead Reservation. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are mounting a campaign to prevent that from happening. According to Georgia Smies, the threat of aquatic invasive species on tribal water bodies isn’t just a resource management issue, […]

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Colby to Host Maine Invasive Species Network Annual Meeting

Not every plant or critter in Maine’s forests, fields, and waters is beneficial to the state’s complex ecosystems. Later this month, Colby’s commitment to addressing environmental issues — including invasive species — will be highlighted when the College hosts the annual meeting of the Maine Invasive Species Network. Professionals from around the state will come […]

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South Dakota’s new and modified aquatic invasive species rules finalized

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission recently finalized new aquatic invasive species (AIS) rules and modifications to the existing rules in an effort to target the most likely ways that these species are moved from water body to water body.  GFP will continue to keep anglers and boaters informed as the rules […]

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How evolution alters biological invasions

Biological invasions pose major threats to biodiversity, but little is known about how evolution might alter their impacts over time. Now, Rutgers University scientists have performed the first study of how evolution unfolds after invasions change native systems. Learn more

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FWP to Expand Fisheries Division to Battle Aquatic Invasive Species

As part of the statewide effort to address the risks of invasive mussels, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks plans to create a new bureau to manage the prevention, detection and control of aquatic invasive species within state borders. The Aquatic Invasive Species Bureau will be housed in FWP’s Fisheries Division, with plans to be operational […]

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VA: Virginia lawmakers take aim at bamboo, snakeheads

On Tuesday, the House unanimously approved a bill introduced by Del. Sam Rasoul, D–Roanoke, declaring golden bamboo a noxious weed and authorizing localities to control it. The Senate already has passed a similar measure sponsored by Sen. Emmett Hanger, R–Augusta County. The Senate bill would authorize “any locality to adopt ordinances requiring proper upkeep of […]

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HI: Bill would allow counties to manage invasive species

A bill that would give counties more authority for invasive species management passed through the House Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection Tuesday. But the state’s Department of Agriculture thinks the bill, which gives the county the authority to eradicate invasive species anywhere within its jurisdiction, is premature. Learn more

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Type Approvals Spark Interest in Ballast Water Treatment

On Monday, Alfa Laval announced that the recent U.S. Coast Guard type approval for its new ballast water management system is leading to an uptick in inquiries and sales. The firm recently closed a deal on 11 systems for Stamco Ship Management’s ro/ro fleet. Other manufacturers – even those which have not yet received type […]

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MT: Parasite that caused large fish kill found in Big Hole

A parasite that caused a major die-off of mountain whitefish in the Yellowstone River has been discovered in another Montana stream. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks released a map Thursday indicating the streams in southwest Montana that have tested positive to date for the presence of Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae (PKX). PKX is the parasite associated with […]

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