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What boat owners should know about AIS

06/04/2020

Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are non-native plants, animals or pathogens that can invade new waterbodies by hitching a ride on watercraft and gear. AIS can include mussels, snails, fish, plant fragments or larva that can only be viewed under a microscope.

(Region 7 - Aquatic Invasive Species )

Inspection reminder for recreational and tournament boat owners entering Montana

06/03/2020

With the many fishing tournaments coming up this summer ALL boaters are reminded to stop at ALL watercraft inspection stations. In addition, all watercraft entering Montana are required to be inspected for aquatic invasive species and must obtain an inspection before launching on Montana waters. Remember, this includes not only nonresident boats entering the state, but also resident boats that were taken out of state and are reentering Montana.

(Headquarters - Aquatic Invasive Species )

Inspectors find more boats transporting invasive species into Montana

06/03/2020

Montana watercraft inspection stations have intercepted 13 boats carrying invasive mollusks into the state this year. As of May 30, inspectors have caught 12 boats with invasive zebra or quagga mussels and one boat with red rim melania snails attached to watercraft.

(Headquarters - Aquatic Invasive Species )

Comment sought on draft environmental assessment for proposed conservation easement

06/02/2020

Miles City — A public comment period has begun for a draft environmental assessment for the proposed W-Bar Conservation Easement on 6,751 deeded acres in Wibaux County. A public, in-person meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 18 at the Wibaux County Courthouse, 203 Wibaux St., at 6:30 p.m. Public comments can be submitted at the meeting, or online, by mail or by email. The deadline to submit comments is Saturday, June 27 at 5 p.m.

(Region 7 - Fish & Wildlife )

FWP science program supervisor receives distinguished service award

06/02/2020

Alan Wood received The Wildlife Society’s Distinguished Service Award for 2020 Kalispell — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Science Program Supervisor Alan Wood received the Montana Chapter of The Wildlife Society’s Distinguished Service Award for 2020 in recognition for more than three decades of exemplary service protecting Montana’s fish and wildlife and their habitat.

(Region 1 - Inside FWP )

After two grizzly bears recently killed, important to review bear safety, ID tips

06/02/2020

Two grizzly bears were killed by black bear hunters last week on the Rocky Mountain Front west of Great Falls. Both incidents are under investigation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The circumstances of each incident are unavailable, pending the results of the investigations.

(Headquarters - Fish & Wildlife )

White-nose syndrome kills North Dakota bats near Montana border

06/02/2020

Disease has killed 6.7 million bats in North America since 2006 So far, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks hasn’t found signs of the deadly white-nose syndrome (WNS) in the state’s bat populations, but biologists are closely monitoring the situation. And recent reports of bat deaths from WNS just over the border in North Dakota make monitoring efforts even more critical.

(Region 7 - Fish & Wildlife )

 

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