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Keeping invasive mussels out of Glacier

The presence of non-native, invasive mussel larvae discovered in 2016 in central Montana created a ripple effect of concern throughout the state, including Glacier National Park. As a result, the park is taking measures to ensure these mussels do not contaminate the pristine lakes. “This summer we have a boat closure for all motorized and […]

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Get Ready, Get Set, STOP Aquatic exotics

Get ready, get set, go and river users are off at the start of river season on Memorial Day! The Connecticut River Conservancy asks all river users to protect the Connecticut River and its tributaries from exotic plants and animals. Whether you use a powerboat, row, canoe, kayak, wade, swim, fish or sail, all river […]

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Outdoor groups push for carp solution

Three outdoor groups are launching a short video every two weeks to bring attention to the potential Asian carp invasion of the Great Lake. The productions highlight businesses and individuals worried about the economic, recreational, environmental and cultural losses that the fish could cause, according to a recent announcement by Michigan United Conservation Clubs, the […]

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GOP and Dem lawmakers decry Trump’s cut to Lake Erie clean-up

Rep. Marcy Kaptur warned Thursday that President Donald Trump’s plan to kill $300 million for a Great Lakes cleanup program would be “devastating″ to efforts to keep Lake Erie free of the predatory Asian Carp. “You’ve heard the stories about the Asian Carp,” the Toledo Democrat said. “But it’s one of the biggest threats to […]

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A Legislative Catalyst for Innovation in the Era of Invasive Species?

Innovation changes everything. The innovative spirit is transforming wildlife conservation worldwide. National and state wildlife agencies, conservation groups, private technology companies, environmentalists, researchers, farmers and ranchers are all working together to create new solutions to some of our most pressing wildlife management challenges. At a committee hearing last month, we confirmed that more than 4 […]

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Lobster Crossbreeding Poses Threat to European Species

European biologists say American lobsters have become an invasive species and are crossbreeding with European lobsters, producing offspring that may or may not be able to reproduce. Scandinavian scientists Susanne Eriksson and Ann-Lisbeth Agnalt presented their findings at a lobster biology conference in Portland on Tuesday. The Portland Press Herald reports that the biologists disputed […]

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Blackfeet Nations Intercepts Mussel-Contaminated Boat

With the summer boating season officially underway, invasive species check stations in Montana have already intercepted three mussel-contaminated watercraft traveling through the state. In a Monday press release, officials from the Blackfeet Nation stated that a boat headed for the Flathead Valley was stopped May 21 by inspectors at the reservation’s watercraft inspection station in […]

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