Glacier National Park is retracting the announcement made yesterday that the park will fully implement a third phase in its aquatic invasive species emergency response. The previous announcement that the park will release quarantine and inspection procedures for people living outside the park who would like to launch their boat on Lake McDonald was premature and was not directed by the Department of the Interior as some news organizations reported.
The park will allow private landowners living within the park boundary whose motorboats are only launched on Lake McDonald to access the lake. These boats have exceeded the thirty day quarantine requirement, and in addition, have undergone a rigorous aquatic invasive species boat inspection by NPS staff. Click on the following sentence to access the full story.