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State wildlife managers have upgraded a key tool in the fight against invasive species.
Governors of 19 Western states are pressing the federal government to do more to prevent the spread of damage-causing invasive mussels from infected federally managed waterways. The Western Governors' Association on Thursday sent a letter urging Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to put in place by spring 2018 controls to prevent the spread...
The Oregon State Marine Board is considering a plan that would no longer require people who rent commercial rafts and kayaks to carry Aquatic Invasive Species permits.
INVASIVE SPECIES -- It's only the first week of spring and Idaho highway check stations already have intercepted three boats fouled with invasive species. The latest was an especially serious potential threat to the region's waterways. The mussel-fouled watercraft was intercepted Monday at the US...
An emergency funding bill to expand the state’s boat inspection stations to check for invasive quagga and zebra mussels is headed to the governor’s desk for his approval.
Idaho lawmakers on Wednesday approved a whopping 40.2 percent increase in state funds for the Idaho Department of Agriculture next year, largely because of a big boost to a boat inspection program aimed at preventing invasive quagga and zebra mussels from entering the state.
With no discussion or debate, the Joint Finance-Appropriations Comittee this morning voted unanimously, 20-0, for a budget for the state Department of Agriculture for next year that reflects a 40.2 percent increase in state general funds, largely because of a big boost to boat inspection stations...
BOISE - The best thing Idaho can do for its kids, its workforce and its economy is invest in early-childhood education, citizens told a state senate committee last week. The array of presenters was diverse, including a longtime judge, a kindergarten teacher, the state’s lieutenant governor, a school superintendent and a bank chairman.
Idaho lawmakers on Monday approved an emergency appropriation of $710,000 to expand the state’s boat inspection stations to check for invasive quagga and zebra mussels, adding three new stations, dawn-to-dusk operations and three employees in the current budget year.
Idaho’s boat inspection program, aimed at keeping invasive quagga and zebra mussels out of the state, is facing a big budget shortfall that’s sent state lawmakers scrambling.
Bad news is knocking at the door and Washington is behind the curve on dealing with aquatic invasive species. State officials say there’s an urgency to get up to speed after the alarming developments in Montana last year.
Officials from four Northwest states and three Canadian provinces came together in Boise this week to discuss a troubling new development: Discovery of the tiny larva of invasive mussels in Montana earlier this month, the first such discovery in the Northwest region. “It’s kind of...