Tag Archives: AIS

New Procedures for Motorized Watercraft Launch on Lake McDonald

By | August 3, 2017

Starting on August 3, Glacier National Park will begin scheduling motorized watercraft inspections and sealing for those boaters wishing to launch on Lake McDonald after a 30-day quarantine period. The quarantine process is designed to prevent invasive zebra and quagga mussels and other invasive species from entering park waters on motorboats. Glacier National Park sits… Read More »

Keeping vigilant on protecting Montana’s waterways

By | July 25, 2017

With summer more than half over, more than 23,000 watercraft have been inspected at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks aquatic invasive species inspection stations around the state. “This hot and dry weather has a lot of people looking to cool off in Montana’s lakes and rivers,” said FWP’s AIS bureau chief Thomas Woolf. “Get out… Read More »

Park Begins Third Phase of Emergency AIS Response

By | July 11, 2017

Glacier National Park is implementing a third phase in its aquatic invasive species emergency response, following the detection of invasive mussels in the State of Montana within 100 miles of the park’s eastern border last fall. The first phase of the response was to immediately close all park waters to all hand-propelled and motorized boat… Read More »

AIS program in full swing as summer heats up

By | July 2, 2017

Across the state, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks watercraft inspection station staff are checking hundreds of vessels each day. These vessels come from all over the state, with many coming from out of state looking to enjoy some of the great boating Montana has to offer. The discovery of mussel larvae in water samples from… Read More »