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Hunters can help prevent spread of AIS

10/22/2019

Hunters who use boats to access waterfowl or big game hunting areas can help prevent aquatic invasive species from infesting Montana’s wetlands, rivers, and lakes.

(Region 7 - Aquatic Invasive Species )

FWP Hosting AIS Summit Dec 4-5

10/21/2019

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is hosting the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Summit on Dec. 4 and 5 in Helena. The two-day meeting will bring together AIS partners to discuss the progress made and next steps needed to continue advancing Montana’s AIS program. The AIS Summit will include presentations and panel discussions from FWP AIS staff, partner organizations, and legislators.

(Headquarters - Aquatic Invasive Species )

Hunters can help prevent spread of AIS

10/21/2019

Hunters who use boats to access waterfowl or big game hunting areas can help prevent aquatic invasive species from infesting Montana’s wetlands, rivers, and lakes.

(Headquarters - Aquatic Invasive Species )

Invasive mussels found on boat at CSKT AIS check station

10/10/2019

A boat from Chicago bound for Seattle was quarantined and decontaminated at the Ravalli watercraft inspection station operated by the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes (CSKT). An inspection conducted by Lacey Burke, Mitch Parker and JaBlue Arlee found adult zebra mussels attached to the vessel. The boat came from mussel-infested waters and had been out of the water for less than two weeks.

(Headquarters - Aquatic Invasive Species )

Aquatic invasive species leaders gather to discuss regional threats

10/07/2019

This week experts on invasive species will gather to discuss the most pressing issues on aquatic invasive species management. The Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species (WRP) will hold its annual meeting in Missoula Oct. 9-11, hosted by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Aquatic invasive species (AIS) cause tremendous damage to our economic and natural resources.

(Headquarters - Aquatic Invasive Species )

Non-resident boaters are required to purchase AIS Prevention Pass

10/03/2019

Non-residents planning to bring their watercraft into Montana must now purchase an AIS Prevention Pass (AISPP) before launching on state waters. The AISPP was initiated by the 2019 Montana Legislature to help fund the fight against aquatic invasive species. Non-residents can purchase the ASIPP online at fwp.mt.gov or at any FWP office. Boat owners must carry a paper or digital receipt as proof of purchase. The AISPP expires each year and is not transferable between vessels.

(Headquarters - Aquatic Invasive Species )

 

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