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Putting a stop to aquatic invasive species

Summer time is here, which means people are going to be getting into their boats and hitting the river. But boaters need to be aware.  Montana has launched a statewide response to invasive mussels with more than 30 inspection stations. Vivaca Crowser Information Officer for Montana fish, wildlife and parks says it’s extremely important that […]

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New York state expands fight over invasive species – Adirondack checkpoints increase in number for summer of 2017

New York state is expanding its partnership with Paul Smith College’s in the fight against the spread of aquatic invasive species in the Adirondack Mountains. The so-called Adirondack Watershed Institute Stewardship Program will place 53 boat stewards and decontamination operators at 28 sites throughout the Adirondacks. The stewards will be hired and trained by the […]

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Two invasive mussel-encrusted boats intercepted in Montana on Memorial Day weekend

Two boats encrusted with invasive aquatic mussels were intercepted at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks watercraft inspection stations over Memorial Day weekend. The first boat was intercepted when it stopped on May 26 at the watercraft inspection station in Wibaux, FWP said in a news release. The boat arrived from the Great Lakes region destined […]

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Invasive northern snakehead’s impact on Va.’s Lake Anna uncertain

A northern snakehead caught last weekend is the lake’s first verified case of the fish. And while it’s had minimal impact on the Potomac, there is concern about it in areas with sensitive or threatened species.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story. “The danger of this fish spreading is that in […]

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Can invasive species ruin baseball?

Well no, not really. However, quite a few people, including Major League Baseball are concerned that they could ruin a part of baseball tradition. The enemy this time is the emerald ash borer. The metallic green beetle should not be anywhere in the United States but it hitched rides over to our country using our […]

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Coming to Your Front Door Soon: Invasive Species

The Florida Everglades and its surrounding areas are under attack by Southeast Asian pythons. By comparison, in Southeast Asia, the python is listed as a “critically endangered species” due to the skin trade. In the U.S., a beautiful jacket will cost over $12,000 with a pair of snake boots going for $3,500. This invasive, non-native […]

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No Place to Hide

Alien carp are invading rivers in the United States, wreaking havoc as they out-breed and out-feed native species. These voracious plankton-eaters devour as much as 20 percent of their bodyweight a day, and top the scales at 40 kg. The fish may already represent as much as 97 percent of the total biomass in the […]

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Children, Perception and the Future of Conservation

Our views of the world are shaped by our surroundings and what we learn throughout childhood. How and to what extent children become acquainted with the natural world are important considerations for the future of conservation. A recent study titled “Wildlife species preferences differ among children in continental and island locations” published in Environmental Conservation concluded […]

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