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Special Report - Boat Inspection Checkpoints & AIS Scare Pt 1
 
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This is part 1 of our 3 part series breaking down the Aquatic Invasive Species(AIS) checkpoints. Re Public was there to film some boats going through the ckeckpoint and stumbled upon Captain Eric Anderson for this informal interview/discussion. This first part focuses on the ecology of invasive species. There is actually some good info in here from the order follower. He breaks down the ecological issues well and if you truly want to get rid of these checkpoints you need to pay attention to what he says about the havoc they can cause. Enjoy the video and check out parts 2 and 3 when you're finished Thanks again for checking out Questionable Authority. Don't forget to subscribe and click the notification bell. Like and share this video! Want to seet some audits in Seattle? https://www.gofundme.com/seattle-audi... Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/nocorporatemedia Follow us on Twitter as well: @QuestionableAu2 https://twitter.com/QuestionableAu2 Contact us @: newsnownorthwest@gmail.com Sources: National Sea Grant Law Center http://nsglc.olemiss.edu/ "Preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species by recreational boats": http://nsglc.olemiss.edu/projects/files/Model-Legislative-Provisions-Guidance.pdf "Model Regulation for State Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Programs": http://nsglc.olemiss.edu/projects/model-legal-framework/files/modelregulation.pdf Grant and Award numbers for Sea Gran National Law Center: "Preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species by recreational boats" - award #NA09OAR4170200 (US Dept. of Commerce) "Model Regulation for State Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Programs" - award #F14AP00353 (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration) Award #NA14OAR4170065 (US Dept. of Commerce) Washington State Aquatic Invasive Species Council: https://invasivespecies.wa.gov/council_members.shtml Washington State Office of the Attorney General: https://www.atg.wa.gov/fish-wildlife-parks Idaho AIS 2018 Station Information http://invasivespecies.idaho.gov/watercraft-inspection-stations US Fish & Wildlife - Zebra Mussel article and spread of the mussels: https://www.fws.gov/midwest/Endangered/clams/zebra.html Washington State Law 77.135.120: app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=77.135.120 Liberty Lake Aquatic Weed Management Plan: http://libertylake.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/website_documents/Liberty_Lake_Aquatic_Weed_Management_Plan_final.pdf Any materials used are done so under the provisions of the Fair Use Act. FAIR USE ACT Fair Use Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
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Invasive Species Inspections Underway In Idaho
 
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If you are planning on taking a boat out onto the water in Idaho for the Independence Day holiday weekend you are going to have to make a pit stop. KXLY4's Kylee Cruz reports.
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Idaho works to prevent spread of invasive mussels
 
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The Idaho State Department of Agriculture has a new proactive boat-inspection program on major highways along the state's borders to prevent quagga and zebra mussels from "hitchhiking" into Idaho's waters. The idea is to Clean, Dry and Drain boats from waters infested with the non-native mussels to prevent spreading them to other states and pristine watersheds. See more at www.invasivespecies.idaho.gov.
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Idaho works to prevent spread of invasive mussels v.2
 
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The Idaho Invasive Species program uses boat inspection stations to prevent the spread of quagga mussels to Idaho's pristine lakes, rivers and reservoirs. How the program works, and how it is funded. Do what you can do to help.
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Idaho works to prevent spread of invasive mussels
 
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The Idaho Invasive Species program uses boat inspection stations to prevent the spread of quagga mussels to Idaho's pristine lakes, rivers and reservoirs. How the program works, and how it is funded. Clean, drain and dry your boat before you come to Idaho.
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Aquatic Invasive Species Checkpoint - cop block
 
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I went to get some footage of this aquatic invasive species check station for a story I am doing. While I was there a boat came through. These checkpoints are run by the Washington Department of Fish and wildlife law enforcement division. The RCW requires a WDFW law enforcement officer be present while these checkpoints are in operation. Here is a link to the RCW: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=77.135.120 Thanks again for checking out News Now Northwest. Don't forget to subscribe and click the notification bell. Like and share this video! Don't forget to follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/nocorporatemedia Contact us @: newsnownorthwest@gmail.com
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Climate Change Impacts on Aquatic Ecosystems in PNW
 
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This webinar was held as a part of the Climate Change Science and Management Webinar Series, a partnership between the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and the FWS National Conservation Training Center. Webinar Description: Trout and salmon populations, which play a critical role in many ecosystems and economies, have dramatically declined in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) due to habitat degradation and fragmentation and introductions of invasive species, and are expected to be further impacted by future climate change. Understanding how climate change will influence the abundance, distribution, genetic diversity, and value of these native fish species is crucial for their management and recovery. This project used modeling techniques to study how climate change might affect freshwater habitats of key trout and salmon species throughout the PNW. The goal of the study was to develop and provide novel tools that will help managers predict and respond to potential climate change induced impacts on habitats, populations, and economies.
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Preventing invasive species from spreading
 
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It's National Invasive Species Awareness Week. Jeffrey Pettingill with the Bonneville County Weed Control Department said prevention is the best way to keep Eastern Idaho's natural resources in tact.
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Webinar Series: Aquatic Invasive Species - Watercraft Inspection Program Models (November 2015)
 
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Recorded on November 12, 2015, this is the fourth in a five-part Fall 2015 Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Webinar Series developed by New York Sea Grant on the logistics of starting and managing the watercraft inspection component of a water-based stewardship program. Presentations in this Webinar include: Current Watercraft Inspection Program Models: Staffing Structures & Funding Mechanisms Panel with: - Session Introduction: Brittney Rogers, New York Sea Grant Extension - Lake George: Dave Wick, Lake George Park Commission - NYS: Patty Wakefield and Megan Phillips, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation - Conesus Lake: Louie Bo Freeman, Livingston Cornell Cooperative Extension - Adirondack Region: Eric Holmlund, Paul Smith’s Watershed Steward Program For additional information on this Webinar series, see http://www.nyseagrant.org/watercraftinspection.
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Watercraft Inspection Stations – Mandatory for all Passing Watercraft
 
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Expect to be Inspected! Aquatic invasive species are commonly introduced and spread by watercraft. The Government of Alberta is taking steps to protect Alberta’s waterways from harmful invasive species such as zebra and quagga mussels by ensuring boats are CLEAN, DRAINED, and DRY prior to launching. It is mandatory for all passing watercraft, including motorized, non-motorized and commercially hauled, to report to a watercraft inspection station when it is open, regardless of origin or destination.
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Biocontrol Technologies Part II: Holding The Line and Idaho Student Bug Crew
 
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In the Intermountain West, student bug crew monitor biological control insect releases in more than 400 sites in Idaho. Insectaries on private lands provide treatment for invasive plants such as leafy spurge, Russian knapweed and Dalmatian toadflax. Students gain professional skills and work at summer jobs to help meet national invasive species management objectives. Music by John McEuen. Sponsored by Forest Health Protection State and Private Forestry Regions I and IV and InterMedia Productions Partnerships, Bozeman, Montana. (This is Part II and three Parts)
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Quagga Mussel Inspection at Lake Nacimiento
 
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In order to keep the invasive Quagga Mussels out of Lake Nacimiento, all boats must go through a mandatory inspection to assure that they are not infested. This will keep our lakes clean and healthy for fishing, swimming and boating.
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Canoe wash down - Check Clean Dry - Invasive Aquatic Species (biosecurity)
 
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Invasive non-native species can be accidentally spread of a wide range of equipment used in the water. By following the three simple steps of CHECK-CLEAN-DRY you can help to reduce the risk these species pose to our water ways.
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Check. Clean. Dry
 
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This short film was produced by Environment Agency Wales on behalf of DEFRA to show the simple steps that we should be taking to stop the spread of the invasive shrimp (Dikerogammarus villosus) in our waterways.
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PSA   Invasive Species in our Great Lakes
 
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by Connor & Ryan B
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Matthew Parkinson - Rhodes University Aquatic weed and biocontrol database - May 2013
 
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Matthew Parkinson-Department of Zoology and Entomology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown The database is primarily the compilation of data from 6 years (since 2008) of field surveys conducted by the Biological Control Unit of the Rhodes University Department of Zoology and Entomology, funded by Working for Water. The survey focuses on the 5 floating aquatic weeds which are Red water fern (Azolla), Kariba weed (Salvinia molesta), Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), Parrot’s fearther (Myriophyllum aquanticum) and Water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes). Data collected during these national field trips pertain to the species present at a site, the extent of the cover of the water body by each species, the present of the biological control agents and an assessment of general plant health and damage caused by the biological control agents that were present. The data is useful firstly in documenting where the different weeds occur within the country and the extent to which biological control has been implemented in different regions and secondly contributes toward the long term monitoring and assessment of management strategies that have been implemented for various water bodies. For more information please see the fact sheets below: Red water fern (Azolla) -http://www.invasives.org.za/invasive-species/item/236-red-water-fern%7Cazolla-filiculoides.html Kariba weed (Salvinia molesta) -http://www.invasives.org.za/invasive-species/item/336-kariba-weed-salvinia-molesta.html Water hyacinth(Eichhornia crassipes) -http://www.invasives.org.za/invasive-species/item/246-water-hyacinth-eichhornia-crassipes.html Parrot’s fearther (Myriophyllum aquanticum) -http://www.invasives.org.za/invasive-species/item/287-parrot%E2%80%99s-feather%7Cmyriophyllum-aquaticum.html Water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes) -http://www.invasives.org.za/invasive-species/item/309-water-lettuce%7Cpistia-stratiotes.html
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Your Inspection Could Stop the Spread of Zebra Mussels
 
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Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife describes how to inspect boats for zebra mussels.
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Zebra Mussels "BugMobile vs. Invasive Species"
 
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Zebra Mussels
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What is an Aquatic Invasive Species Boat Decontamination Unit Do and How Does It Work?
 
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Aquatic Invasive Species in our waters is a serious problem however there are ways to protect our waters, being responsible and not transporting AIS from on lake to the next. Here is a demonstration of a decontamination unit that is used to decon boats after leaving waters. Go to blog: http://www.empowernetwork.com/livingsimplyrich/blog/zebra-mussels-and-the-enviro-expo-weeks-of-hard-work-and-no-grant-video/
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Maine's courtesy boat inspectors
 
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Invasive aquatic plants, such as variable leaf and Eurasian water milfoil, hydrilla, water chestnut and curly-leaf pondweed, are a serious threat to Maine's waters. These plants are so vigorous and propagate so fast that they can crowd out native plants, affect fish populations, and make swimming and boating difficult, if not impossible. One critical control point to halt the spread of these plants is at Maine's public boat launching sites. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has developed a program to educate boaters so they won't spread plants through lack of information. Courtesy boat inspectors are the first line of defense for Maine's lakes.
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Educator Resources Webinar 2015: Nab the aquatic invader
 
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In this webinar, you will learn about aquatic invasive species and the problems they can cause, how teachers can help prevent their spread. The online aquatic invasive species teacher resource, Nab The Aquatic Invader is reviewed in detail.
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Discover Better Boating: NYSG's Invasive Species Launch Steward Program (August 2012)
 
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Sea Grant Specialist talks about NYSG's new Invasive Species Launch Steward Program as part of Your News Now's "Discover Better Boating" Series Spending some time out on a boat can be relaxing, but it's important to take some steps to make sure the water stays clean for everyone to enjoy. In this month's edition of Discover Better Boating, we'll learn more about how you can help fight the spread of invasive species. Syracuse, NY, August 18, 2012 - "Welcome to Discover Better Boating. I'm Dave White and thanks for coming aboard! With the continued concern about the spread of invasive species, many of us who are using boat launches across the State are having an opportunity to learn from launch stewards on how we can prevent the spread of invasive species and stop aquatic hitchhikers." "To help us learn more about keeping invasive species off our boats, trailers and gear, I'm here at the Godfrey Point Boat Launch on the north shore of Oneida Lake with launch steward Kyle Teufel." "Kyle, What does a launch steward do?," asked White. "As a launch steward, my main goal is to slow the spread of aquatic invasive species, said Teufel. "I do this in two ways, the first of which is by checking boats when they launch for any sort of aquatic material. And, the other way is by educating people on aquatic invasive species and what they can do to clean their boat and slow the spread." "What are the areas of the boat and trailer we need to be most concerned about?," asked White. "We start with the motor, because a lot of weeds can get caught up in there," said Teufel. "We then go onto the fender, including things like the license plate. Next, we move onto the actual trailer. A lot of times, weeds get caught between the trailer and the boat, they get pinched there, especially the wheels. And then, we finally end up at the actual hitch of the boat. "Beyond our boat and trailer, there are a lot of things we need to be thinking about in regards to invasive species," said White. " "Kyle, what are some of these other things?" "Make sure to check your bait bucket, make sure it's empty," said Teufel. "The next big thing is your net, make sure it's dry as well as clean. Also, your fishing pole. And your boots and your waders should also be cleaned." "Thanks Kyle, for helping all of us be good stewards of our resources and stopping aquatic hitchhikers," said White. "Be sure to join us next month on Better Boating and always be ready, be safe and be seen when you are on the water. Wear your life jacket." New York Sea Grant and the Boating Industries Association [http://cnybia.com/cnybia] are partners in the Discover Better Boating series [http://centralny.ynn.com/content/features/discover_better_boating], from which segments will run on YNN stations every third Saturday through October. The YNN channel, based in Syracuse, telecasts two separate program feeds, one to Central/Northern New York; one to the Southern Tier. YNN is available to nearly 600,000 cable subscribers across a 25-county, 15,000 square mile area. For more on better boating, check out the "news" section of NYSG's related Web site, www.nyseagrant.org/marina.
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Fighting Zebra Mussels: Brian Van Zee - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]
 
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Zebra mussels are an aquatic invasive species that threaten native fish, wreak havoc for boaters and clog water systems. To fight this threat, Brian Van Zee established a statewide network for research, monitoring and public outreach. For more information about zebra mussels, visit http://texasinvasives.org/
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EDIBLE INVASIVE SPECIES: SNOW GEESE
 
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Chef Philippe Parola prepares and cooks a SNOW GOOSE, an invasive species in Louisiana. http://chefphilippe.com/snowgeese.html
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Boat Decontamination
 
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High pressure hot water sprayers are being used by the Minnesota DNR to decontaminate boats and prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/eco/invasives
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National Ecological Observatory Network
 
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The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is an NSF funded project that is focused on understanding ecosystem response to climate change, land use change, and invasive species at continental scales. This webinar focuses on the Aquatic program and in situ sensor measurements with the Observatory. This webinar was recorded June 25, 2013.
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Landscaping and Invasive Species PSA
 
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Invasive Species Prevention
 
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We're learning what steps to take to make sure invasive species don't transfer to other bodies of water.
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Every Day De-Musselin'...Carver County, MN--AIS PSA
 
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Don't Ruin Minnesota Waterways ! Sing along with the De-Musselin' anthem and help stop Aquatic Invasive Species!
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Control Invasive Weeds in Utah.
 
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An update on efforts to control invasive weed species in Utah that impact the public, farmers and ranchers, and contribute to catastrophic fires.
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How Many Sport Fish Can Lake Michigan Support?
 
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An environmental food web is an intricate, organic and delicate thing. Eliminate a strand here or introduce a new one there, and the entire structure can collapse. That's why researchers have paid such close attention to the food webs in Lake Michigan, where the appearance of several aquatic invasive species has threatened to upset the natural balance. Harvey Bootsma and John Janssen, Wisconsin Sea Grant-funded professors at UW--Milwaukee's School of Freshwater Sciences, have their sights on the waters close to shore. "A lot of our work has focused on what role round gobies may be playing," Bootsma said. "Up until now, the near shore has been neglected. From what we're seeing, there are some unique things going on. We've had a lot of changes in the last five years." He's referring to a massive influx of round gobies, one of several aquatic invasive species that have set up shop in Lake Michigan's waters. In the case of the goby, the impact seems tied to strength of numbers. In short—they're legion. And they eat copiously. "When we dive to do our research, there are at least a hundred swimming around us, watching us work," said Bootsma. "Numerically, they're clearly dominant in the nearshore zone." Bootsma and Janssen are performing their research in conjunction with similar research teams in Indiana and Illinois, to see if conditions in one state are being replicated in others. Existing research suggests that one of the round goby's preferred entrees is the quagga mussel, which is not the first case of one aquatic invasive species noshing on another. However, Bootsma and Jansen's research is revealing that round gobies don't actually feed on quagga mussels until they grow larger—between two to four inches long. By conducting a chemical analysis of stable isotopes and fatty acids found in the gobies' body tissue, they're able to determine what the gobies are really eating. "The mussels are actually a side dish," said Bootsma. "Most gobies, and especially the younger ones, are actually subsisting on other types of food." Those other types include oligochaetes and chironomids, tiny benthic organisms that live in the Cladophora algae that have come to clog the shallow shorelines of Lake Michigan. The question then becomes whether the round gobies' trips to the invertebrates section of the Cladophora buffet are, in effect, swiping sustenance from other nearshore fish, including yellow perch and spot-tail shiner. It's also unclear whether other Lake Michigan species like trout and salmon may be able to use the plentiful gobies as a food source to replace offshore food web components that have been affected by other invaders. "We know that lake trout and brown trout are eating lots of round gobies," says Janssen. "But we also know that more pelagic species, like Chinooks, cohos and steelhead are not." After spending months analyzing data collected from hundreds of samples, Bootsma and Janssen (as well as the research teams in Indiana and Illinois) are ready to head back out onto Lake Michigan and begin examining other sites. "We're interested in learning if the patterns around Milwaukee County are typical of the whole lake," explained Bootsma. If they are, their work could help to determine how the carrying capacity of Lake Michigan may have changed, which would affect decisions related to fish stocking and nutrient management. Stay tuned. By Aaron R. Conklin
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Stop Zebra Mussel Spread - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]
 
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The 2015 flood waters brought lake levels around the state up and boaters back on the water. The downside is the threat of invasive zebra mussels spreading from lake to lake. Texas Parks and Wildlife is asking boaters to help stop the spread of these economically and environmentally damaging pests. The law requires boaters to clean, drain and dry their boats and water compartments that can carry microscopic larvae. Ray Roberts Lake State Park plans to open by the end of September. It is illegal to transport zebra mussels or to leave a public water body without draining all water. These statewide laws apply to all types or boats. It includes sailboats, kayaks, canoes or any other vessel used on public waters. For more information on Zebra Mussels, including a video on how to clean, drain and dry your boat, go to www.texasinvasives.org/zebramussels
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Alien Killers: Invasive Mussels in Lake Erie
 
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Video/Photo montage exploring the effects of zebra mussel-driven botulism toxicity and bioaccumulation in Lake Erie.
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Wildlife Forever Zebra Mussel Public Service Announcement
 
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Invasive Species Zebra Mussel PSA from Wildlife Forever.
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Center for Invasive Species Research
 
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An overview of the Center for Invasive Species Research program at University California Riverside. For more information, visit our website at www.cisr.ucr.edu
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Science Trek: Idaho Ecosystems
 
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Idaho has many different ecosystems, including forests, wetlands, deserts, alpine and grasslands. Why are these different ecosystems important to the plants and animals in the state? On this month’s Science Trek, host Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guests Leif Tapanila and Rosemary Smith, Professor of Biology answer students’ questions about Idaho’s ecosystems.
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Glacier National Park Montana Backcountry Camping
 
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In response to the recent detection of invasive mussel populations in central Montana, Glacier National Park is issuing an interim boating closure within all park waters, in accordance with the park’s Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Action Plan. The closure includes both motorized and hand propelled watercraft. This closure does not impact boating on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, which is outside the park boundary, or the North Fork of the Flathead River which is partially outside the park boundary. The 2014 plan calls for this immediate closure when invasive mussels are detected within a waterway in the State of Montana, as was announced on November 9 by Montana Fish Wildlife, and Parks. Keyword : glacier national park montana backcountry camping, apgar backcountry permit center, best backcountry camping glacier national park, what is backcountry camping, apgar backcountry permit office location, best campground in glacier national park, many glacier loop, glacier national park guided backpacking trips, backcountry camping wiki, apgar backcountry permit center, glacier national park guided backpacking trips
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Educator Resources Webinar 2015: Keeping your aquarium free of aquatic invaders
 
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In this webinar, you will learn about how species go from being simply aquatic species to aquatic invaders, how invasive species are spread from aquariums, and what hobbyists can do to help prevent the introduction of novel aquatic species.
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Invasive Species PSA
 
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Akhila, Asia, Lila, Tien
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PSA 7 Waterfowl Hunters Clean Drain Dry
 
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Silent Invaders highlights aquatic invasive species that threaten our Great Lakes, shows what's being done, and how to Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! Series 7 of 8.
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Inspect Clean and Dry your Fishing Boots SD
 
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Watch this video given to us by Invasive Species Action Network. The proper way to clean your boots and gear to help stop the spread of invasive species.
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NY Sea Grant Works To Prevent Invasive Species' Spread (March 2014)
 
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As New York Sea Grant's Recreation/Tourism Specialist Dave White told the newscasters at Watertown's WWNY-TV 7 News This Morning studios in late March, "Our Launch Stewards and others are working with folks at boat launch ramps, helping them to go through their boat and look at what they need to be thinking about when they're heading out or returning from being on the water." White reminds that "All parts of the boat, anything that comes in contact with the water can actually become a vector for transport of invasive species." Also, while this process is voluntary and only takes a few minutes to go through, it is one that can have a lasting impact on our enjoyment of New York's waterways. The stewards, who are paid college students, are well-versed in the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network-supported "Clean, Drain, Dry" campaign, which is designed to prevent invasive species from moving from one waterway to another. For more on Sea Grant's invasive species campaign and launch steward program, check out White's discussion in this video clip. Also see NYSG's related news item, "On YouTube: Sea Grant's Launch Stewards and Related Programs Help Prevent Invasive Species' Spread," http://www.seagrant.sunysb.edu/articles/r/2469. And For additional information on NYSG's Launch Steward Program is located in that section of our "Great Lakes Coastal Community Development resource site, www.nyseagrant.org/ccdstewards.
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Protect Our Lakes: How to Lake Host
 
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The Lake Host™ Program is a courtesy boat inspection program administered by the New Hampshire Lakes Association (NH LAKES) in cooperation with local participating groups at some of the most highly used boat ramps in New Hampshire to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species (plants and animals) from waterbody to waterbody. This training video provides information on the basics of being a Lake Host. You will learn about the "clean, drain & dry" approach to preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species, and some "Do's" and "Don'ts" of interacting with boaters. If you are interested in becoming a Lake Host, contact NH LAKES at info@nhlakes.org or 603.226.0299. More information about the NH LAKES Lake Host Program can be found at www.nhlakes.org.
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Lake Invaders: Preventing MN's Zebra Mussel Takeover
 
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Today Minnesota 2020 continues a series of columns focusing on agricultural and biodiversity issues. This is part of a continuing collaboration with Macalester College's Geography Department and its students. A menace is taking over Minnesota's famous lakes, and it's no larger than your fingernail. This dime-sized mollusk called the zebra mussel is one of the most harmful invasive species in the United States. Originally from Eastern Europe, the zebra mussel made its way to the US in the ballast water of large ships in the 1980's. In Minnesota, zebra mussels were first found in Duluth/Superior Harbor in 1989. According to a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) report, the mollusks have invaded almost 200 bodies of water in over 20 counties. All evidence suggests that zebra mussels will keep spreading unless they are actively stopped, and it's up to Minnesotans to stop them.The Minnesota DNR defines zebra mussels as a "prohibited invasive species" because they pose a threat to ecosystems and humans in the state. Zebra mussels excessively filter the water they live in, producing unnaturally clear water that starves young fish and leads to overpopulation of aquatic plants. Unlike other freshwater mussels, they attach themselves to almost any hard surface they can find, including boats, docks, stones and other mollusks. Inspectors have found native species such as crayfish that have been killed by swarms of zebra mussels attaching to their shells and preventing them from moving around. Some native fish eat zebra mussels and their larvae, but zebra mussel populations still grow at a rate that hurts biodiversity and local ecosystems. The damages of zebra mussels are not just environmental. Research suggests that in the United States they cause over a billion dollars of damage to pipes, drainage systems, intake valves and other infrastructure each year. They also give off an unpleasant odor and their sharp shells wash up on lakeshores and cut beachgoers. Current DNR initiatives work to both stop the spread of zebra mussels to new bodies of water and to contain colonies where they exist. Boaters and fishers can be charged with a misdemeanor and fined up to $1000 for releasing live bait, failing to clean all plants and mussels off their boats before leaving a location, or transporting their boats without fully draining the motor and the ballast. Minnesota also has a system of volunteer inspectors who monitor their own lakes for signs of invasion and report back to the DNR once a year through the DNR website. Unfortunately, education and prevention programs aren't the only tactics the DNR has tried. In 2011, the DNR applied a pesticide, copper sulfate, to the waters of two lakes in Otter Tail and Douglas Counties in an attempt to prevent newly established zebra mussel colonies from taking over. Copper sulfate is a harsh broad-spectrum pesticide that kills aquatic life such as algae, plants and snails. In humans, copper sulfate can cause eye and skin irritation and leads to serious problems if ingested. But according to MPR, the pesticide failed to kill the zebra mussels. Both lakes are still infested. Last summer, Minneapolis tried its own damage control scheme, funding a large-scale boat inspection program to try and prevent zebra mussels' spread. The DNR has also stepped up prevention efforts statewide: for the summer of 2013, it staffed 150 invasive species inspectors and three dogs trained to sniff boats for zebra mussels. And there will be stepped up enforcement again this year. These programs are certainly a step in the right direction. But the DNR estimates it would cost them $65 million to fund mandatory boat inspections at all of Minnesota's lakes. That's more than 8 times their current budget for all projects related to aquatic invasive species. People who enjoy Minnesota's waterways must take it upon themselves to stop the spread of zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species. Initiatives at the state and local levels will never be effective without community support and individual efforts. The DNR does not have the budget to monitor all lakes and hold people accountable. So steeper fines likely aren't enough. It's up to the people who live, work and play near lakes to protect them from invaders. The DNR provides information on how to avoid contaminating new lakes, from a hot water spraying to kill invisible zebra mussel larvae to properly flushing engines. Shoreline property owners should keep an eye on docks and shorelines to prevent one or two muscles from spreading. If we as Minnesota's citizens make our lakes a priority and educate one another and ourselves, we can stop the spread of zebra mussels and save the native species and environments we love.
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Development of Landscape-scale, genetically based aquatic biodiversity assessments
 
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Presenter: Dr. Michael K. Young, USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forestry Sciences Lab, Missoula, MT Date: August 16, 2012 To position state and federal agencies to detect and respond to large-scale ecosystem change, we developed a spatially comprehensive, genetically driven survey methodology to inventory fish and amphibians in streams on federal lands throughout the upper Columbia and Missouri River basins in Idaho and Montana. Preliminary results demonstrate: 1) the influence of historical and contemporary events on the distribution and genetic structure of westslope cutthroat trout; 2) invasive species are more widespread than previously recognized; 3) previously undetected levels of biodiversity and endemism. These monitoring attributes are key to understanding and tracking landscape-scale changes and linkages to management activities. If broadly applied, this type of monitoring can compliment other information sources being used to understand landscape stressors and landscape-scale ecological change.
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The Flathead Wild - A Riverscape Undergoing Tremendous Change
 
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Presenters: Clint Muhlfeld, USGS, Richard Hauer, University of Montana. Summary: Invasive species, habitat destruction, and climate change pose serious threats to aquatic ecosystems worldwide. The Transboundary Flathead Basin in Montana (USA) and British Columbia (Canada) is one of the most diverse and unique aquatic ecosystems in North America, which unfortunately, has not been immune to these ecological pressures. Drs. F. Richard Hauer and Clint Muhlfeld will discuss the ongoing threats facing aquatic resources in the Transboundary Flathead watershed, how their aquatics research aims to inform conservation and management programs, and why there is hope that the ecological integrity of this shared system will be preserved for future generations.
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Chris Sturm - Colorado Water Conservation Board Watershed Protection and Restoration Program
 
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In 2010 the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) initiated the Measurable Results Program (MRP) to assist in monitoring and evaluation of stream restoration projects. The objective of MRP is to scientifically document geomorphic changes created by river restoration projects funded by the CWCB Watershed Restoration and Protection Program (CWRP). This is achieved by collecting high quality reproducible survey data that can be used to track and assess stream condition changes at a particular location within a project site over time. MRP establishes repeatable cross section surveys and longitudinal profiles. Collection methods are consistent to maximize data usefulness and to ensure that data collected by different surveyors at different sites are comparable. The Colorado Watershed Restoration and Protection Program exists to restore and protect the ecological processes that connect land and water. CWRP is a competitive grant program that provides planning, engineering, and construction services for watershed/stream restoration studies and projects. CWRP also provides support for flood hazard mitigation. The program is designed to stabilize perennial, ephemeral, & intermittent stream channels, provide habitat for aquatic and terrestrial species, remove woody invasive species, re-vegetate riparian areas, reduce erosion in upland and riverine environments, mitigate flood hazards, improve recreational opportunities, provide fish passage, and increase the capacity to utilize water. River channel surveys with a common datum and coordinate system will enable detection of geomorphic change that might occur as a result of flood scour, bed-material aggradation, or lateral channel migration. Many restoration projects funded by CWRP grants require the grant recipient to collect reproducible survey monitoring data using established data collection methods. MRP formalizes a repeatable methodology that enables stream restoration analysis over a long time period.
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Partnering with landowners to restore wildlife habitat for endangered species
 
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We are partnering with Clifftop Not For Profit to share the costs of non-native invasive species removal on the Paul Wightman Subterranean Nature Preserve. By removing the invasive species on the property, we are creating an opportunity to promote more biological diversity and healthy habitat for northern bobwhite, while turkey, the threatened northern long-eared bat, and the endangered Illinois cave amphipod, Indiana bat and grey bat. This restoration project is located in our Mississippi River Focus Area in Monroe County, Illinois. Video by Alejandro Morales/USFWS.
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How Does A Zebra Mussel Move?
 
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Beaver dam could use more aquatic plants, according to boettge, but too many can inhibit the ability of sight feeding fish such as walleye and northern never move live away from a water body how do they spread? Zebra mussels spread through movement veligers with currents. Attached adult mussels can survive out of water and spread from one body to another. In minnesota, numerous lakes have established populations, as do the mississippi and st. Croix rivers (zebra mussel 16 apr 2014 mussels on the move. They live in a study conducted for the okanagan basin water board found that an invasion of zebra and or quagga mussels valley could impact. They also can spread from lake to when boats carrying zebra mussels are moved an infested body of water one that is not yet. Recent sightings in california and colorado are the first west of rockies. Zebra mussels can attach directly to boats or aquatic plants that zebra and quagga are closely related mollusks originate from freshwater lakes in russia ukraine non native north america. The primary way these invasive mussels spread is on boats and trailers or by commercial haulers. Byssal fibers thread like strands adult zebra mussels produce to attach firm objects. While the 'really, what we're asking anglers and other waters users to do is minor pull their plugs leave them out,' power said. Zebra mussels saint croix national scenic riverway (u. Gov sacn learn nature zebra mussels. After three weeks, they settle down in the river or lake to find a good hard surface upon which attach other mussel species frequently represent most stable objects silty substrates, and zebra mussels to, often kill these. Our drinking eastern idaho quagga and zebra mussel why should we be concerned about mussels in idaho? Their consumption of significant amounts phytoplankton from the water decreases zooplankton can cause a shift native species disruption ecological balance entire bodies do you want to become monitoring volunteer? Go volunteer program (portland state university). Quagga and zebra mussels high country resource mussel (driessena polymorpha) the aquatic nuisance bureau of reclamation. If your boat or personal watercraft has been in infested waters, it could be carrying quagga zebra mussels. 22 feb 2017 when zebra mussels are larvae, less than 3 weeks old, they float in the water and move with the current. The zebra mussel (dreissena polymorpha) is a small bivalve originally native to the caspian sea region. Detritus bits of vegetation, 2 sep 2017. Microscopic larvae (veligers) can survive in water contained bait buckets, bilges, ballast bags or any other moved from an infested lake river. In california alone, from don't move a mussel! clean, drain and dry. Where do zebra mussels live? Zebra thrive in slow moving rivers and lakes. It may be adaptationthey use their muscular foot to move about in environment, including pipes, rocks, and many other structures. Their microscopic larvae (called veilgers) can also be unintent
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Fred Raish- Riparian/Wetland Restoration in the Republican River Watershed
 
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The mission for Republican River Watershed Riparian/Wetland Restoration Project is to assist the private landowners, state landowners, and federal landowners within the Republican River watershed from the Nebraska and Kansas state line to the headwaters with restoration and maintenance of the native riparian and wetland communities that are located within these corridors. This effort will serve to protect water resources, native riparian communities, and enhance wetland use by water fowl and other wildlife. This project will be funded through a partnership between Yuma County Pest Control District, private landowners, Republican River Watershed Conservation District (RRWCD), Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB), private landowner grassroots groups such as Three Rivers Alliance (TRA) and Colorado Agriculture Preservation Association (CAPA), Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Colorado Corn Growers Association, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). This effort includes a comprehensive invasive plant and aquatic nuisance species inventory and removal component. The project has an educational component which has allowed Colorado State University (CSU), TRA, and Yuma County Pest Control District the ability to study the impacts Russian-olive have on the native plant species. This effort will also include a silt mitigation and removal plan. The timeline for completion on this project is 2015. This presentation will outline how the mission of the Republican River Watershed Riparian/Wetland Restoration Project has been obtained to date and what is to come in the future.
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