By Sydney Young
FWP Game Warden 

AIS and your role protecting Montana waters

Field Notes


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FWP Game Warden Sydney Young 406-210-1299 •

The Seeley Lake area is renowned for great boating, paddling and fishing opportunities. Every year visitors from across the US come and enjoy the nearly two dozen lakes and rivers here. With the increased visitation from tourists and their boats comes an increased risk of new Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) being introduced into our watersheds. AIS has become increasingly prevalent in the West and Montana has recently seen several outbreaks of non-native species which threaten our aquatic ecosystems.

Montana's multi-million-dollar AIS program is responsible for keeping organisms like Zebra...

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