Montana stepped up its fight against aquatic invasive species significantly in 2017, with a focus on prevention, education and early detection efforts statewide.
Fish, Wildlife & Parks AIS inspectors saw more than 85,700 watercraft come through 35 inspection stations this year. They intercepted 17 boats transporting zebra or quagga mussels into the state.
FWP and partner agencies collected more than 1,500 plankton samples from 240 waterbodies for early detection monitoring of invasive mussel larvae and other AIS. Click on the following two paragraphs to access the full story.
“We appreciate the vital work that FWP staff and our partners accomplished this year and remain committed to working together in 2018,” said FWP director Martha Williams. “Our success in battling the spread of invasive species depends greatly on these partnerships and working together on behalf of the public and the resources we manage.”