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Keeping vigilant on protecting Montana’s waterways

With summer half over, more than 50,000 watercraft have been inspected at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks aquatic invasive species inspection stations around the state.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Public comment sought on Dreissenid Mussel Rapid Response Guidelines and Missouri River Containment and Quarantine Plan

The Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on two documents that would guide the state of Montana’s response to the detection of invasive dreissenid mussels.

Friday, July 13, 2018
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Anglers Can Help Prevent AIS

Aquatic invasive species (AIS) threaten Montana’s waterways and fisheries.  AIS are plants, animals and pathogens that are not native to Montana and cause harm to Montana’s native plants, animals and fish.  AIS populations can reproduce quickly and spread rapidly because there are no natural predators or competitors to keep them in check.

Monday, June 11, 2018
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Boat carrying zebra mussels stopped at Wibaux inspection station

The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Wibaux watercraft inspection station intercepted a boat carrying zebra mussels Thursday. The owner purchased the used boat and was transporting it to Alberta, Canada. The last launch of the boat was in Sturgeon Bay in Wisconsin.

Friday, May 25, 2018
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Enjoy Memorial Day on the water, but be safe, know the rules and Clean, Drain, Dry

Memorial Day in Montana is the unofficial start to summer, and as boaters flock to the amazing rivers and lakes across the state, they need to keep in mind the new rules aimed at limiting and preventing aquatic invasive species from spreading.

Thursday, May 24, 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
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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
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1420 East Sixth Avenue
Helena, MT 59620
Phone: (406) 444-2440


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To protect Montana’s waters and native aquatic species, please follow these rules and guidelines:

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