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A higher number of boats harboring invasive aquatic animals and plants are being intercepted, so boaters must stay vigilant and responsible and get their boats inspected and disinfected. Close to four months into the 2022 boating season, Wyoming Game and Fish Department has stopped ten boats with mussels attached, one with a live brook stickleback…

Laurel Thompson, Outreach Coordinator for the Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Office, came on SYP to talk about all the great things to do in the Big Horn Basin.  From hiking trails to boating and fishing to dinosaur bones and tracks, there is something for everyone to see and do here in Park County.

Boaters planning an excursion at the Buffalo Bill Reservoir will launch and load at “your own risk,” as low water levels have fully exposed the Lake Shore Dock. As temperatures stay consistently warm, many boaters are looking forward to a water excursion on the Buffalo Bill Reservoir. And while nothing’s stopping boating, getting their boats…

After thousands of boat inspections, Wyoming remains free of aquatic invasive species after Summer 2021 – but not without a few close calls for Wyoming waters. As more states and waters turn up with aquatic invasive species (A.I.S.), the threat to Wyoming continues to swell. Curly pondweed, Asian carp, and zebra and quagga mussels have…

If you’ve ever wanted to flex your muscles at identifying invasive critters, Wyoming Game and Fish has a free training session right up your alley. The Cody region of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is offering training for members of the public to become certified Wyoming aquatic invasive species (AIS) inspectors. The training will…

Wetter adventures are pricer in Yellowstone, as park officials hope to use water recreation fees to fund the fight against nonnative trout and invasive species. Yellowstone National Park is implementing higher fees for fishing and boating in 2021. It’s the first significant fee increase for these outdoor recreation opportunities in several years. Many of the…

Yellowstone is encouraging more visitors – just don’t bring any invaders. Saturday, May 23rd, marked the beginning of boating and fishing season in the park. But this comes with the ever-urgent need for boaters to clean, drain, and dry their boats and equipment before entering the park. Before you launch your boat in the pristine…


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