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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
Categories: AIS News

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
Categories: AIS News

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
Categories: AIS News

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

Certified boater training now available online

Watercraft owners who primarily recreate on either Tiber or Canyon Ferry Reservoir can received the Certified Boater designation. The online training course provides participants with information about the invasive mussel threat; how to appropriately clean, drain and dry watercraft; and why it’s important for everyone to take responsibility in protecting Montana’s waterbodies.

Monday, April 9, 2018
Categories: Certified Boaters

Watercraft Inspection Stations opening for the season

Snowbird coming home?  Have a boat? Be sure to get it inspected.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

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
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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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