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Tougher Invasive Species Regulations Considered for Montana’s Flathead Lake

Boaters in the Flathead Basin may see some significant changes next season. A new set of regulations aimed at preventing the spread of invasive mussels next year are now being drafted. The proposed regulations would require all boats to be inspected before they launch, set up a sticker for boats that only launch in Flathead and Swan […]

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‘Invasive’ species have been around much longer than believed

The DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Palaeoscience funded researchers based in the School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies and in the Evolutionary Studies Institute of the University of the Witwatersrand have used fossil pollen records to solve an on-going debate regarding invasive plant species in eastern Lesotho. Their study, Chrysocoma ciliata L. (Asteraceae) in the Lesotho […]

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After months of delay, Asian carp study finally ready to be released

After months of delay, a study on how to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes will be released in August. Lawmakers were told late Friday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Brandon Road study would be released Aug. 7. It was originally supposed to be released Feb. 28, but was delayed. The Detroit […]

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Science Battles Back

Kenny Beckman’s laboratory at the University of Minnesota’s Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building features some the world’s most sophisticated gene-mapping tools, including a newly arrived $1 million sequencer that will accelerate groundbreaking work on DNA. These instruments also represent the most promising front in a high-speed scramble to halt the spread of zebra mussels, which […]

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Humans Still the Best Way to Stop the Spread Of Aquatic Nuisance Species

Aquatic nuisance species (ANS) are any nonnative species that spread into waterways and affect environmental, economic and human health stability. ANS includes invasive plants and animals.  The list of ANS is extensive in the U.S. Many people are familiar with silver carp, those large fish that go flying out of the water, prompted by boat […]

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10 boats with invasive mussels intercepted in Montana

Inspectors have intercepted 10 boats with invasive mussels as they entered Montana or tried to cross the Continental Divide into the Columbia River Basin, which is invasive-mussel free, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Motorists with boats entering the state must stop at inspection stations set up along the border and Continental Divide.  Click on the following […]

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Lawmakers continue push for stalled Asian carp study

U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) has introduced an amendment to a spending bill that would require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release a long-stalled report about keeping invasive Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. The language proposed by Huizenga mirrors text approved by the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee last week.  Click on the […]

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Momentum picks up in fight against invasive plants in Tahoe Keys

Last week scuba divers installed nearly 140 bottom barriers, covering over three-quarters of an acre, in one of the Tahoe Key’s lagoons — the beginning of a multi-year strategic plan to eradicate the invasive aquatic plants that have taken over the man-made waterways. The Tahoe Keys was created in the late 1950s by dredging an […]

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