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Articles with the Tag: Flathead Basin Commission

mussel memory mussel memory

Thinking about mussels infesting Flathead Lake may not be pleasant, but it’s necessary now that the invasive species has been found in one or two Montana lakes. Zebra mussel larvae were recently found in Lake Elwell southeast of Shelby and may be in the Canyon Ferry Reservoir east of Helena, Lake Co...

Inspection stations keep Flathead waters mussel-free Inspection stations keep Flathead waters mussel-free

PABLO — Two mussel-fouled boats detected April 1 at the watercraft inspection station in Pablo reinforced the need for this year’s early opening. The aquatic invaders were found on the third day of operations in the parking lot of Salish Kootenai College’s Joe McDonald Health and Fitness...

Fouled boats found as invasive species check station opens in Pablo Fouled boats found as invasive species check station opens in Pablo

LAKE COUNTY — The Flathead Region’s Aquatic Invasive Species inspection stations opened early this year, and in its opening weekend in Pablo, two fouled boats were already intercepted.  One boat was known to come from Arizona’s Lake Havasu, a mussel-positive body of water.  ...

Zebra mussels detected in Browning

During the 2013 and 2014 field seasons, the Flathead Basin Commission and its partners funded Aquatic Invasive Species watercraft inspection stations in Ronan and outside of West Glacier. Early this year, a unique partnership was formed between the Blackfeet Nation and the FBC to combat AIS. The Tribe adopte...

Curlyleaf Pondweed removal project underway

News from the Lake County Conservation District  FLATHEAD LAKE — Aquatic Invasive Species can foul boats, degrade water quality and wreak havoc on a host of native species. The economic impacts are equally adverse. Once aquatic invasive species become established in a watershed, property values...

Dogs sniff out hidden aquatic hitchhikers Dogs sniff out hidden aquatic hitchhikers

Forget iron-clad protection and a stoic disposition. This sentinel’s armor is a fur coat and her protection routine is all a big game.  Tia, an 8-year-old German Shepherd, was one of four scent detection dogs brought to Flathead Lake last weekend to sniff out any quagga or zebra mussels hitchhi...

Commission works to stop invasive species Commission works to stop invasive species

PABLO — The Flathead Basin Commission is in the process of rolling out new tools meant to keep invasive species at bay. At an April 9 meeting, commission members reviewed plans for new video public service announcements and the deployment of scent detection dogs trained to sniff out specific invasiv...


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