The Hungry Horse News reports that Glacier National Park continues its boat inspection and permit program this summer as part of an ongoing effort to prevent introduction of new aquatic invasive species in Park waterways. Quagga and zebra mussels, along with other aquatic invasive species, are primarily transported on recreational watercraft and pose a threat to delicate ecosystems, recreational opportunities and local economies. Hand-propelled watercraft (canoes, kayaks, rowboats, rafts, catarafts) being launched within the Park can obtain an AIS-free self-certification permit. The permit is free, completed by the boater and is required upon each entry to the Park. Read the full article here.