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Boats coming from Lake Powell undergo addition examination

With the proliferation of adult quagga mussels in Lake Powell, on the border of Utah and Arizona, watercraft from this lake that are entering Montana will be subject to additional measures at watercraft inspection stations to ensure they are free from aquatic invasive species.

Friday, July 27, 2018

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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Watercraft users must stop at AIS inspection stations every time

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ wardens would like to remind watercraft users that they must stop every time they pass an AIS inspection station, even if they have previously been inspected.

Monday, July 2, 2018

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

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
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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
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AIS Bureau, Montana FWP
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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