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Articles with the Tag: Aquatic Invasive Species

Gov. Gianforte appoints local to Invasive Species Council

News from the office of Governor Gianforte  HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte announced Martin Charlo of Pablo to the Invasive Species Council. Charlo has served in a variety of capacities over the last decade for the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes. He currently serves as treasurer ...

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...

AIS inspectors encounter unusual situation at Wibaux

News from Montana   Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — Watercraft inspectors at the Wibaux inspection station intercepted a motorboat entering Montana with mussels attached. The Wibaux inspection station, located on the Montana-North Dakota border on Interstate 94, has intercepted 12 of the ...

Mussel boat number 50 intercepted Mussel boat number 50 intercepted

News from Fish, Wildlife & Parks NASHUA — On Thursday, Aug. 26, watercraft inspectors at the Nashua station inspected an outboard motorboat with mussels on the transducer, gimbal and other areas of the transom. The motorboat was traveling from Lake Erie to Kalispell. This is the 50th mussel-fo...

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...

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...


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