Montana FWP Director – Goals ‘accomplished’ in war against aquatic invasive species

More than 58,000 watercraft were inspected since April in Montana with 16 boats found to have zebra and quagga mussels and 80 citations issued in a battle against aquatic invasive species, prompting members of state panel Wednesday to ask how to repeat and finance the same effort in the future.

“Our goals and objectives have been accomplished,” Martha Williams, Fish, Wildlife and Parks director told members of the Environmental Quality Council, adding that her department had risen to the challenge.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story.

Montana is a headwater state for three regionally significant river systems and the economic, environmental and recreational impacts of an invasive aquatic mussel infestation has national implications, the governor’s office said.

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