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Watercraft inspection stations to open in Montana

The first watercraft inspection stations of 2019 will open this month in Kalispell, Ravalli and Browning. Watercraft inspection stations are Montana’s first line of defense to prevent the movement of aquatic invasive species. 

Monday, March 11, 2019

Read the 2018 AIS Reports

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has released the 2018 Watercraft Inspection Station Annual Report.   Highlights from the report include:

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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FWP completes another successful season in the fight against AIS

2018 was a big year for Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks and its aquatic invasive species program with a record number of watercrafts inspected, record number of water samples analyzed and no mussel larvae or adult mussels detected.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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Waterfowl hunters can help prevent spread of AIS

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds waterfowl hunters that they can help prevent aquatic invasive species from infesting Montana’s wetlands, rivers and lakes.  The three steps of Clean, Drain, Dry greatly minimize the risk of spreading invasive species.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Categories: AIS News

Watercraft inspection partners meet

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks hosted a meeting of the watercraft inspection station partners in Helena.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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FWP receives grant to fight invasive mussels

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announces a $837,000 grant to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to combat invasive mussels in Montana. These grant funds will be used to improve inspection/decontamination stations; provide campsites for inspection staff; purchase inspection and decontamination equipment, materials and supplies, outreach materials, storage sheds, and shelters; and also provide for sampling and analysis.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Categories: AIS News

AIS watercraft inspections stations reduce hours

Labor Day weekend marked the conclusion of the summer boating season in Montana. With the decrease in boating traffic, some watercraft inspection stations are reducing hours or closing for the season. 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Divers search for adult invasive mussels in Tiber

Divers searched for adult aquatic invasive mussels at Tiber Reservoir last week but found none.

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Categories: AIS News

Faucet snail confirmed in Lake Frances

A Fish, Wildlife & Parks aquatic invasive species monitoring crew has confirmed that invasive faucet snails have been discovered in Lake Frances near Valier.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Categories: AIS News

FWP & BOR meeting at Tiber about AIS facilities

Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the Bureau of Reclamation are meeting to discuss potential locations and improvements for aquatic invasive species facilities at Tiber Reservoir. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018



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

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