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Kiwis take front line in global war against invasive species

New Zealanders are deeply connected to their land, and the menagerie of peculiar critters that have evolved on the nation’s hundreds of islands. But in recent years, Kiwis, as residents call themselves, have watched with dismay as their country has become ground zero of Earth’s extinction crisis. With fierce determination, however, they have also become the tip of […]

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North Dakota Cautions Traveling Boaters to Check Border Regs on Aquatic Nuisance Species

North Dakota boaters who are traveling to other states or Canadian provinces should check the aquatic nuisance species regulations of their destination to make sure they are in compliance. While many of North Dakota’s ANS prevention regulations are similar to surrounding states and provinces, state Game and Fish Department ANS coordinator Jessica Howell says there […]

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New Hampshire law takes aim at invasive species

The state is reminding boaters to be aware of a new law that went into effect this year that prohibits the transport of aquatic plants on their trailers and other measures aimed at combating the spread of invasive species. The law, which went into effect on Jan. 1, is part of an effort to combat […]

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The Treasure State’s stand against AIS

The Montana Legislature and state wildlife officials needed to act quickly. Inaction was not an option after test results confirmed late last year the presence of aquatic invasive mussels in north central Montana’s Tiber Reservoir. The Legislature, during the final days of the session, approved Senate Bill 363 requiring all anglers — resident and nonresident […]

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New Mexico, Colorado work to prevent invasive mussels in waterways

Right now, New Mexico’s and Colorado’s waterways are free of invasive species that have been showing up all over the west. They don’t belong and cause a lot of trouble. The hitchhikers hide anywhere on a boat that has been in infected waters, and they colonize quickly when they are introduced into a new habitat. […]

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CDFW’s Invasive Species Program Announces Youth Art Contest Winners

The winners of the “Don’t Let it Loose!” Youth Art Contest have been announced by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Invasive Species Program. As part of the California Invasive Species Action Week, 126 youths from across California submitted their original artwork. Participants were asked to send artwork depicting invasive species that might […]

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Inside Australia’s War on Invasive Species

The Australian government unleashed a strain of a hemorrhagic disease virus into the wild earlier this year, hoping to curb the growth of the continent’s rabbit population. This move might sound barbaric, but the government estimates that the animals—brought by British colonizers in the late 18th century—gnaw through about $1150 million in crops every year. […]

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New York’s Chautauqua Lake Association Conference Addresses Invasive Species

From algal bloom research and conservation practices to a new boat stewardship program, lake projects were highlighted at the annual meeting of the Chautauqua Lake Association on Monday. Held at Chautauqua Institution’s Athenaeum Hotel, three guest speakers took to the microphone to discuss their work to preserve the health of the lake. A large crowd […]

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Blocking invasive species

In the world of aquatic invasive species, a decontamination unit is one thing that could stand between a lake full of zebra mussels or starry stonewort, and a healthy lake all can enjoy. When out at public accesses this year, you may run into one of these units, so here is a bit of info […]

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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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