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Wyoming Cautions Boaters to Get AIS Inspection before Eclipse-Viewing from Lakes

To enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime-experience, boaters can prepare by making sure their boats are ready to launch with an aquatic invasive species (AIS) decal and inspection as well as safety equipment. Some of the most popular boating destinations in Wyoming lie in the path of the total solar eclipse that will be visible on Aug. 21. […]

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Reward offered to catch Nevada lake invasive fish dumper

Nevada game wardens who spend most of their time hunting down big-game poachers are focusing on a serious threat to nature in a lake: An invasive fish species that eats all the other fish prized by anglers and then turns cannibalistic. The Nevada Department of Wildlife is offering a $10,000 reward to help nab the culprit who apparently […]

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Did Great Lakes just get another invasive species?

A new non-native species has been found in western Lake Erie, the EPA said Monday. It’s named Brachionus leydigii. And it’s a type of zooplankton, which means it could be food for lots of fish. But the EPA isn’t sure whether little ol’ B.l. will be harmful — or helpful — to the Great Lakes. The agency says […]

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Montana Tribes to allow electric motors on some reservation waters

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes decided this week that adding an electric motor to a small boat or canoe wouldn’t increase the chances for the spread of invasive mussels to some of the reservation’s pristine water bodies. Since last spring, the CSKT hasn’t allowed any motors on its lakes and reservoirs following the announcement […]

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Why did the Asian carp cross the electric barrier?

An Asian carp was caught this summer in a place where it shouldn’t be – beyond an electric barrier meant to keep the species out of Lake Michigan and the rest of the Great Lakes. Now, a researcher at Southern Illinois University is trying to figure out just how it got there. This one fish is getting […]

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Asian carp Prevention Steps for Great Lakes may be too late

A  local resident who is a member of Algonquin Eco-Watch feels that regardless of what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is recommending in terms of measures to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, that it is probably too late-that they are probably already here- and the measures taken will only slow their […]

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Army Corps unveils $275M plan to battle Asian carp

After months of prodding from bipartisan members of the Michigan delegation and others, the Trump administration on Monday released a long-awaited report on a $275 million plan to control the invasive Asian carp before it reaches the Great Lakes. The report by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lays out tentative measures that include placement of a […]

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Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge sponsored by the Michigan DNR

“Invasive carp pose a serious and growing threat to the economy and ecology of our Great Lakes,” Snyder said. “The Invasive Carp Challenge will tap into the creativity and expertise of the entrepreneurial community to find the best ways to protect Michigan’s most prized natural resource.”  Check on the following links to access the challenge […]

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Report to list options for strengthening Asian carp defenses

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to release a draft report on possible measures at a crucial site in Illinois that could prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan. The report due out Monday is expected to list options for upgrading the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet. The complex is […]

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