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Additional Watercraft Inspection Station Available in Kalispell

Boaters have an additional opportunity to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species with the opening of an additional watercraft inspection station in Kalispell.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Boat carrying zebra mussels stopped at Anaconda inspection station

The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Anaconda watercraft inspection station intercepted a boat carrying zebra mussels Friday. The cabin cruiser was being transported from Ohio to Puget Sound in Washington.

Monday, April 23, 2018
Categories: AIS News

FWP modifies boater access on Tiber Reservoir

After public input, Fish, Wildlife and Parks is changing its access plan for Tiber Reservoir this year, keeping a focus preventing the spread of invasive mussels, while providing adequate access to the reservoir.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Certified boater training now available online

Watercraft owners who primarily recreate on either Tiber or Canyon Ferry Reservoir can received the Certified Boater designation. The online training course provides participants with information about the invasive mussel threat; how to appropriately clean, drain and dry watercraft; and why it’s important for everyone to take responsibility in protecting Montana’s waterbodies.

Monday, April 9, 2018
Categories: Certified Boaters

Watercraft Inspection Stations opening for the season

Snowbird coming home?  Have a boat? Be sure to get it inspected.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

FWP takes another look at Tiber access options

Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks is looking at other options for boating access to Tiber Reservoir that will allow for adequate access while ensuring watercraft won’t leave the reservoir without going through decontamination.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Meeting Set in Chester to Discuss 2018 Aquatic Invasive Species Program

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold a meeting March 21 in Chester about the 2017 and 2018 aquatic invasive species program on Tiber Reservoir.

Monday, March 19, 2018
Categories: AIS News

Watercraft inspection changes planned for Tiber Reservoir

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will continue to focus on protecting Montana’s waterways, way of life and outdoor economy from the impacts of invasive species. This effort will require changes to how visitors use Tiber Reservoir.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Watercraft Inspection Stations Opening in Northwest Montana

The first watercraft inspection stations of 2018 are opening in Ravalli, Blue Bay and Kalispell, and vessels traveling into the Flathead Basin are now required to undergo inspections to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Seasonal Jobs Open for Aquatic Invasive Species Inspection Stations

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is recruiting aquatic invasive species watercraft inspectors for the upcoming season. The job opportunities are part of the state’s on-going effort to prevent the spread of non-native mussels and other aquatic invasive species (AIS).

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Categories: Employment
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1420 East Sixth Avenue
Helena, MT 59620
Phone: (406) 444-2440


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