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Articles with the Tag: Aquatic Invasive Species

Experts examine relationship between COVID-19, invasive species Experts examine relationship between COVID-19, invasive species

MONTANA – While the coronavirus pandemic is at the forefront of minds this summer, invasive weeds and aquatic invasive species continue to threaten the ecological, economic, and human health of the region. On June 3, the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region and the Western Governors’ Association ...

All watercraft must stop at open inspection stations

News from FWP  MONTANA ­– Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer in Montana, and as boaters venture out to our rivers and lakes, please keep in mind the rules aimed at protecting our waters and preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species. All watercraft must stop ...

Martin Charlo appointed to Invasive Species Council

News from the Office of the Governor HELENA — Governor Steve Bullock today announced that he has appointed Councilman Martin Charlo of Pablo to the Invasive Species Council. Charlo is a representative of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and a Tribal Councilman for the Confederated Salis...

Watercraft Inspections Resume in Northwest Montana

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks KALISPELL — Watercraft inspection stations are reopening across northwest Montana, starting with early-season operations in Kalispell and Ravalli. In an effort to protect Montana’s waters from harmful aquatic invasive species, Montana Fish, Wildl...

Spring Mack Days starts March 20 Spring Mack Days starts March 20

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Fisheries Program FLATHEAD LAKE – Spring Mack Days starts on March 20 through May 17 with 51 fishing days and up to $225,000 in cash and prizes.  Because the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are very concerned about aquatic invas...

Fall Mack Days continues with many prizes Fall Mack Days continues with many prizes

News from CSKT FLATHEAD LAKE – Fall Mack Days will end on Nov. 10 with awards and a fish fry at the Blue Bay Campground. Up to $150,000 in cash and prizes sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes will be awarded to hard-working anglers. Mack Days fishing events are used as a fishe...

Invasive mussels found on boat at Ravalli check station Invasive mussels found on boat at Ravalli check station

RAVALLI – During a routine inspection, employees at the Ravalli Aquatic Invasive Species watercraft inspection station found adult zebra mussels stuck to a boat. The inspection station looks at every boat that passes through Ravalli. This is the second time they have identified the destructive, inva...

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 ...

Students search for aquatic invasive species Students search for aquatic invasive species

POLSON — Seventh grade students from the Polson Middle school gathered along the sunny shoreline of Salish Point on Friday morning as part of an educational series in the ongoing fight against aquatic invasive species. Friday’s event, hosted by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and M...

Invasive mussels called the real Flathead Lake Monster Invasive mussels called the real Flathead Lake Monster

POLSON – Clean, drain and dry are the measures citizens can take to ensure that zebra and quagga mussels and other aquatic invasive species never enter Flathead Lake. Tom Bansak, an aquatic ecologist who serves as assistant director of the Flathead Lake Biological Station, shared his prevention message...


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