Aquatic news provides periodic updates about aquatic invasive species projects,
programs, research, and events in Montana and the region. Please pass along
information you would like to share with the group.
Legislation: There are two aquatic invasive species bills sponsored by Rep. Mark
Noland that will be heard by the Montana Natural Resources Committee on Friday,
February 20th Rm 172 3:00 p.m.
⚪ HB 525 (LC 2257) A bill for an Act revising aquatic invasive species funding
laws; creating a trust fund and grant account, etc.
⚪ HB 553 (LC2292). An Act revising laws related to aquatic invasive species,
revising departmental duties, allowing other entities to operate check stations,
and providing enforcement
Idaho:Attached is a map showing location of Idaho watercraft inspection stations
in 2015 [Woolf].
⚪ Pend Oreille Asian clam treatment update: Barrier materials were purchased by
U of I, USFWS and ISDA and application is scheduled for February 21st. More
details on that project to follow.
Saskatchewan, Canada: Looming economic threat posed by invasive mussels to
Saskatchewan is at least as high as provincial neighbors. Read more at:
⚪ Western Aquatic Plant Management Society annual conference will be held at the
Crowne Plaza Hotel in Portland, Oregon March 30 through April 1st. To register
for the meeting go to
⚪ Idaho: Watercraft inspection trainings are open to the public and interested
individuals are encouraged to attend. For more information contact the
coordinator for that particular training.
⚪ 100th Meridian Initiative Columbia Basin Team meeting for Invasive Species
will be May 12th and 13th in Boise. [Woolf]
⚪ Lake Tahoe. Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species will hold
annual meeting hosted by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, September 2-4, 2015
Celestine Duncan, contractor DNRC
PO Box 1385
Helena, MT 59624
406-443-1469 o/ 406-431-0264 cell