Meet the AIS “Pit Crews”

By | July 21, 2018

FWP’s Montana Outdoors magazine has an article that begins… We know that summer has truly arrived in Montana when “STOP: Watercraft Inspection Ahead” signs spring up along motorways across the state. These inspection stations, operating since 2004, have proliferated over the past few years. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and other agencies have increased efforts to prevent boats from transporting aquatic invasive species (AIS) such as foreign mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil and New Zealand mud snails into Montana waters. The non-native plants and animals, which hitchhike on boats, motors, trailers and other equipment can invade lakes and rivers and cause costly problems for fisheries, irrigation, and hydropower facilities.

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