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.
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.
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.
Snowbird coming home? Have a boat? Be sure to get it inspected.
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.
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.
AIS Bureau, Montana FWP
1420 East Sixth Avenue
Helena, MT 59620
Phone: (406) 444-2440
To protect Montana’s waters and native aquatic species, please follow these rules and guidelines: