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DailyInterLakeHeader EDITORIAL: Invasive species efforts are vital

Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016 6:00 am
Just two days after a check station for boats opened recently in Pablo, state wildlife officials found a pair of boats containing an invasive species of mussels headed north along U.S. 93.Read More...
US 93 Inspection Station Finds First Mussel-Fouled Boats
BY BEACON STAFF // APR 4, 2016 //
Only days after opening watercraft inspection stations, the Flathead Basin Commission has reported finding the first round of boats fouled with aquatic invasive species (AIS).Read More...

BeaconFileShot Watercraft Inspection Stations Open in Northwest Montana
BY BEACON STAFF // MAR 4, 2016 //
Watercraft inspection stations are opening across Montana as the effort continues to protect lakes and other waterways from aquatic invasive species.Read More...

propeller_mussels FWP wants authority to impound boats at risk of carrying invasive mussels
VINCE DEVLIN Updated Mar 3, 2016
POLSON - Efforts to protect Montana waterways from the devastating impacts of zebra and quagga mussels are ramping up this spring.
Two boat inspection stations in western Montana have already opened, far earlier than in past years. Read more....

DailyInterLakeHeader OPINION: The threat of invasive species in Northwest Montana

Posted: Sunday, January 17, 2016 6:00 am
By Jim Williams and Chip Weber

Northwest Montana offers some of the finest waterways in Montana, spread across a variety of land ownerships. Waters in our part of the state are a public treasure and draw people from across the United States and beyond. As land and population managers, we share in the responsibility to manage and conserve these incredible resources with all the people who use and enjoy them.Read More...

Boat stopped with invasive mussels in western Montana
The Associated Pres11:13 a.m. MDT May 9, 2015
KALISPELL (AP) - Inspectors have intercepted a boat with invasive mussels before it could reach Whitefish Lake.Read More......
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Despite Rise in Spills, Hazardous Cargo Rides Rails in Secret
American railroads have long operated under federal laws that shield them from local or state oversight and provide a blanket of secrecy over much of their operations. But now a rapid rise in the number of trains carrying crude oil along with a series of derailments and explosions - has brought new concern about the risks of transporting dangerous cargo by rail.Read More......
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FREE PERMITS REQUIRED TO LAUNCH WATERCRAFT IN GLACIER PARK/ Glacier Park Continues Program to Prevent Aquatic Invasive Species
By Dillon Tabish, 7-09-13 Flathead BeaconAs part of an ongoing effort to prevent introduction of new aquatic invasive species in waterways, Glacier National Park continues to require watercraft to obtain free permits to recreate.

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Watching Over Montana's Waters/Bill beefs up Montana's aquatic invasive species law
By Tristan Scott, 06-20-13 Flathead Beacon
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