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Aquatic Invasive Species

Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Efforts Successful In 2021

State wildlife officials consider 2021 a success in the effort to combat the threats of aquatic invaders. While the total number of mussel infected boats intercepted at Montana inspection stations reached a new high mark at 61 in 2021 there were no newly infected waterbodies in the state.

Amtrak Service Returns To The Hi-Line

Watercraft inspectors in Montana have found aquatic mussels on 21 boats so far this year and officials expect a busy season trying to prevent the invasive organisms from fouling Montana waterways. Aquatic mussels have no natural predators and can clog water pipes and displace native species. All watercraft including non-motorized boats must be...