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Montana FWP to add new bureau to fight aquatic invasive species

In response to last year’s detection of invasive mussel larvae, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is adding a new bureau to fight aquatic invasive species. (By the way, they are also looking for additional aquatic invasive species inspection and laboratory … Continue reading

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Montana releases strategy to detect, contain and control invasive mussels

Montana has a plan to step up efforts to fight invasive mussels. Now, they need to get it funded . . . The Montana Mussel Response Team has released its $10.2 million strategy to combat the threat of invasive zebra … Continue reading

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Montana looks to spend $10 million fighting invasive mussels

Montana needs to spend some real money fighting invasive mussels . . . The Montana Mussel Response team set out a proposed budget to state lawmakers Monday for invasive mussel control in Montana, with a price tag of about $10.2 … Continue reading

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Invasive mussels pose big threat to Montana’s waters

Late last Fall, waters in the Tiber and Canyon Ferry reservoirs tested positive for invasive mussel larvae. Montana officials reacted quickly, closing boating access at both locations and initiating the removal of underwater structures for inspection. Later, the Milk River … Continue reading

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Possible invasive mussel detection in Missouri River

Uh, oh. More evidence of invasive mussel species in Montana’s waters . . . Preliminary test results have indicated another possible detection of mussel larvae south of Canyon Ferry Reservoir in the Missouri River, although additional lab work is needed … Continue reading

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Flathead Basin Commission wants more boating closures due to invasive mussel threat

Regional officials are not happy about the recent detection of invasive mussels in Montana’s Tiber and Canyon Ferry reservoirs . . . A group tasked with protecting the aquatic resources of the Flathead River drainage is urging state officials to … Continue reading

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Interim closure issued for all boating within Glacier National Park

For the first time, invasive mussel larvae have been detected in Montana waters. In response, Glacier Park has immediately shut down boating in the park while they double check everything. Here’s the meat of the official press release . . … Continue reading

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Glacier Park’s aquatic invasive species prevention program continues

From the official press release . . . Glacier National Park continues its boat inspections and permit process for this summer as part of an ongoing aquatic invasive species (AIS) prevention program. Westward expansion of zebra and quagga mussels, and … Continue reading

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First-year effort nets thousands of lake trout from Logging Lake

Logging Lake is stuffed with invasive lake trout . . . Glacier National Park’s Logging Lake is brimming with non-native lake trout, biologists have found. In 2015, biologists from the U.S. Geological survey netted 2,158 lake trout from the remote … Continue reading

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Aquatic invasive species an ongoing problem

It’s that time of year when locals and tourists are out and about in large numbers, many of them in boats and rafts. This, in turn, makes the spread of aquatic invasive species a big concern. Here’s the official press … Continue reading

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