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Proposed Montana Tax: Bikers Register As ‘Invasive Species’

What do zebra mussels, milfoil, and cyclists have in common?  A lot, apparently. Montana republican Scott Sales recently proposed an amendment to a state senate bill that would require nonresident cyclists buy, and affix, an “Invasive Species” decal.  The proceeds would benefit the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks.  Amended to Bill SB363, which revises laws related to aquatic […]

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Usually the villain, invasive species odd hero for native fish

A native fish may be poised for a comeback in the Great Lakes with the help of an invasive species. Great Lakes cisco, also known as lake herring, are growing in number. Catch rates are increasing in recreational and commercial fisheries, said Kevin Donner, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians’ Great Lakes fisheries program […]

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Balancing the costs of battling aquatic invasive species

At the close of week 13 of the 2017 Montana Legislative Session, we’re finally at a point where no new bills may be introduced. That deadline produced a flurry of fresh legislation last week for us to sort through, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Legislators have set a goal […]

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Threat beneath the waves: invasive aquatic species

The extravagant lionfish, the tiny zebra mussel, the common trout: these invasive aquatic species may look cool – but they pose a serious risk to native ecosystems around the world.  Click on the picture below to access the full story and additional pictures.

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‘All hands on deck’ against invasive species

Senators from both sides of the aisle expressed interest yesterday in collaborating on legislation to combat the growing threats to wildlife from poaching and invasive species. “I think this is an area where we’ll be able to do some very good work together,” Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said during an Environment and Public Works Committee […]

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Montana boaters face increased inspections this season

Last fall’s discovery of invasive mussels in Montana has led to an escalation in the Treasure State’s war on aquatic invasive species, so boaters can expect things to be very different this season. “We have been working on a plan to develop containment of both Tiber and Canyon Ferry,” said Eileen Ryce with Montana Fish, […]

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USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Mobile App

The Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Database is excited to announce the release of their long-awaited mobile app for both Android and iOS. Previously, non-native aquatic species sighting reports could only be sent via our NAS website. The NAS mobile app allows the public to report non-native aquatic species sightings, including coordinates and photographs, in a […]

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National Invasive Species Awareness Week February 27 – March 3, 2017

Participate in events across the nation to raise awareness and identify solutions to invasive species issues at local, state, tribal, regional, international and national scales. Locate an invasive species event in your state or county. Plan your own event using the NISAW Toolkit – where and when it works for you! Plan to attend the […]

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