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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

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
Categories: AIS News

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
Categories: AIS News



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Helena, MT 59620
Phone: (406) 444-2440

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