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Study Shows Montanans' Awareness of Invasive Aquatic Species Improving

 

MISSOULA – Nearly three-fourths of all Montanans participate in outdoor water recreation activities, and this year 87 percent of those residents are aware of the invasive aquatic mussel issue in Montana.

The numbers indicate an overall increase of 20 percent from a similar 2017 awareness study, according to figures released by the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana.

Larvae of aquatic invasive mussels were found in Tiber and Canyon Ferry reservoirs in November 2016, with potential devastating effects on all waterways in the state. As a result Tiber R...



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