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Wyoming Game and Fish seeks Cody residents who want to become certified aquatic invasive species inspectors and protect the state’s pristine waterways. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is offering training to the public to become certified Wyoming aquatic invasive species inspectors. Training will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 13…

  The Wyoming Weed and Pest Council (WWPC) is partnering with the North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) to issue a new twine color for use on “weed-free” hay. The new blue and orange twine will be applied to “any forage or hay certified as weed-free,” and will come with certification forms. The aim…

Smallmouth bass is the latest aquatic invasive species threatening Yellowstone National Park, so anglers are asked to do what they do best to stop the fish. On Wednesday, March 9, Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks confirmed a smallmouth bass had been caught in the Gardner River near the spot where it meets the Yellowstone River.…

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…

Hunters are being asked to assist the National Park Service in a unique mission – culling mountain goats to save bighorn sheep in Grand Teton National Park. Grand Teton National Park is continuing a multi-year program to eradicate non-native mountain goats as part of a management plan to conserve Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep’s native and…

After numerous scares this year, water samples from several Wyoming locations show the invasive zebra mussel has yet to establish itself in the state’s waters. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has confirmed several wastewater tests from several Wyoming cities have shown the same results: no zebra mussels in Wyoming. Wastewater collected from Laramie, Casper,…

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…

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Park officials in Yellowstone National Park have reported efforts to protect threatened native cutthroat trout have been progressing, but concerns remain after officials discovered another invasive fish species. Yellowstone fisheries biologist Todd Koel said they first discovered a small cisco fish, native to the Great Lakes, two years ago, the…

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…


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