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Articles with the Tag: AIS

FWP staff wraps up aquatic invasive species survey season

News from MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks MONTANA — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is wrapping up another season surveying for aquatic invasive species. FWP and partner AIS early detection crews surveyed more than 300 waters around the state, collecting over 2,200 early detection samples looking...

SKC guest to talk AIS at library

It’s not too late to sign up for our Annual Summer Reading Program. We have lots of great prizes and incentives from local businesses, and so many awesome programs coming up. On July 15 we have Georgia Smies from Salish Kootenai College to talk about aquatic invasive species and the impact they could h...

Invasive mussels found in aquarium moss balls sold in Montana

News from FWP MONTANA — Invasive zebra mussels found another avenue for potential infestation of Montana waters.  Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks was notified Wednesday that zebra mussels were detected in aquarium moss balls sold at a pet store in Washington state. FWP immediately checked...

Watercraft inspections resume as Mack Days begins

News from Montana FWP  MONTANA — With the arrival of warmer weather and the start of Spring Mack Days on Flathead Lake, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is offering watercraft inspections at its office in Kalispell. Inspection stations are the first line of defense to stop the spread of aq...

Bullock encourages people to clean, drain, dry

News from the Governor's office  MISSOULA — On Wednesday, July 3, Governor Steve Bullock visited the Ravalli watercraft inspection station. He heard updates from the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes and state agencies on Montana’s aquatic invasive monitoring, early detection efforts ...

Conservation Commission co-hosts AIS monitoring workshop

News from the Upper Columbia Conservation Commission  KALISPELL — The Upper Columbia Conservation Commission will co-host an aquatic invasive species monitoring workshop with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks on Feb. 19 in Kalispell. The UC3 will hold its winter meeting the following day, Feb....

Montana waters test negative for mussels Montana waters test negative for mussels

HELENA – This year was record-setting for Montana Fish Wildlife and Park’s statewide partners in the rigorous battle against Aquatic Invasive Species. “Our AIS staff and partners have done fantastic work to increase our watercraft inspection and monitoring efforts,” said Tom Woolf,...

Board hears about successful wildlife management programs Board hears about successful wildlife management programs

POLSON – The Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board met to talk about the many projects that happened last year and what will come in the future during a meeting on Wednesday, May 23, at the Polson library. The State of Montana and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes started the board ...

Ravalli watercraft check station soon to be open 24/7 Ravalli watercraft check station soon to be open 24/7

PABLO – The Flathead Basin Commission recently met to discuss a number of things pertaining to the protection of the quality of the entire Flathead Lake with aquatic invasive species at the forefront of the discussion. The meeting was held on Wednesday, April 25, at the Confederated Salish and Kootenai...

UC3 meets, discusses AIS prevention

POLSON — Working together to combat aquatic invasive species was the theme of last week’s Upper Columbia Conservation Commission meeting. The meeting, which was held at KwaTaqNuk Dec. 11-12, resulted in a “very diverse, large number of organizations” that agreed to move forward in ...


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