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Articles with the Tag: Aquatic Invasive Species

New group forms to fill FBC void, protect watersheds

News from Watershed Protection Advocates Northwest Montana has a new organization dedicated to the protection of our priceless watersheds. As expressed in its mission statement, Watershed Protection Advocates of Northwest Montana (WPA) is committed to “supporting and encouraging sustainable, thoug...

Briefs for July 18, 2018

Locals graduate from MSU News from Montana State University BOZEMAN – Students from the following local hometowns were among the 1,561 Montana State University undergraduates who received diplomas during MSU’s 2018 spring commencement ceremony held May 5 in Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. ...

Council recommends eDNA testing, policies  

News from the Montana Invasive Species Council                                                    HELENA – The Montana Invasive Species Council (MISC) issued recommenda...

UM Bio Station researchers make astonishing discovery with DNA tracking device UM Bio Station researchers make astonishing discovery with DNA tracking device

MISSOULA – In mid-April, a team of University of Montana researchers from the Flathead Lake Biological Station traveled to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in southern Nevada to conduct field tests on a new, cutting-edge device called the “DNA Tracker.” The group consisted of FLBS ...

Help protect Flathead Lake from aquatic invaders Help protect Flathead Lake from aquatic invaders

LAKE COUNTY – Imagine a future where you are taking off your shoes and walking along the edge of the Flathead Lake during a warm summer day, looking out across the changing blue colors of the water, and suddenly, you feel a sharp pain in your foot.  Erik Hanson, the Confederated Salish and Koot...

Briefs for June 13, 2018

Name the best “bloomin’ residence and business” POLSON — How Does Your Garden Grow? The Beautification Committee of Envision Polson! invites you to nominate what you consider to be the “bloomin’ best” yards and gardens in our community. Nominate yourself or your...

Boat carrying zebra mussels stopped at Anaconda inspection station Boat carrying zebra mussels stopped at Anaconda inspection station

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks ANACONDA – The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Anaconda watercraft inspection station intercepted a boat carrying zebra mussels on Friday, April 20. The cabin cruiser boat was being transported from Ohio to Puget Sound in Washington.  The ins...

Considering consequences Considering consequences

 YELLOW BAY – Maggie Burnham asked a group of middle school students to imagine they were scraping quagga mussel shells off a dock or other surface during a field trip workshop at the Flathead Lake Biological Station on Thursday.  She handed them wooden boards with macaroni solidly glued t...

Science panel to assist state in use of eDNA testing for mussel identification 

News from the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation                                      HELENA –  The Montana Invasive Species Council (MISC), in coordination with Montana Fish, ...

Join community mussel walk

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks BIGFORK – Montana State Parks will co-host “Flathead Lake Community Mussel Walk” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at Flathead Lake State Park – Wayfarers Unit. Join the Flathead Lakers, the Flathead Lake Biological Station, and the ...


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