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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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Invasive species inspection changes in Colorado

Inspection changes — There will be some changes this year to the mandatory inspection and decontamination program that attempts to control invasive species such as zebra and quagga mussels in state parks this year. A Colorado Supreme Court decision in 2016 eliminated the severance tax, a primary source of funding for the aquatic invasive species […]

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Two Upstate New York Groups will Continue Invasive Species Fight

Two local organizations have received money to continue their boat steward programs to help alleviate the spread of aquatic invasive species in local waterways. The Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention Program supports projects that foster public education and outreach in water bodies with multiple small-bodied invasive species that can easily be spread to uninvaded areas. […]

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Manitoba Unveils Forest Invasive Species Campaign

Manitoba’s government has launched a new forest invasive species awareness campaign. The goal is to reach out to the public and encourage them to help protect the environment. “Our environment is under threat from invasive species, whether it’s pests like zebra mussels in the water to the emerald ash borer in our forests,” says Sustainable […]

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K-9s sniff out invasive species in Lake Powell

Conservation dogs from Canada sniffed out invasive species on the shores of Lake Powell. The international cooperation aims to prevent the spread of aquatic mussels this week. Lake Powell is the only Utah reservoir infested with quagga mussels. Working dogs from Canada use it as a training ground Wednesday.  Click on the quote below to […]

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