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On behalf of TU's VSP program, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the wonderful trip to Jefferson Island Ranch!  TU VSP hosted a fine group of 6 wounded warrior/Vets who enjoyed spectacular weather, beautiful scenery, excellent fishing, and even better company.  It was the trip of a [ READ MORE... ]
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Dogs trained by an organization based in Three Forks, Montana are being utilized to sniff out Zebra mussels in watercraft. Preventing the spread of Zebra mussels by watercraft is one of the primary focus points in the effort to control the spread of this deadly invasive species, and preliminary [ READ MORE... ]
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AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved a new regulation requiring that all boats operating on public fresh water anywhere in Texas be drained before leaving or approaching a lake or river to help combat the further spread of zebra mussels and other invasive species. The [ READ MORE... ]
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Aggressive zebra mussels continue to make a home for themselves in Lake Winnipeg, but this year, Manitoba officials have devised a bold plan to help stop their invasion.  As the ice recedes on Lake Winnipeg, scientists want to experiment with lowering a silk curtain onto the lake floor, in an [ READ MORE... ]
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Following is a link to a very good article summarizing recently published Didymo research findings and pointing out the need for anglers to continue to practice clean angling.   http://flyfishing.about.com/od/Conservation/fl/Experts-Keep-Angling-Clea...
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Minnesota DNR is offering AIS training to the public.  Following is a link to the article containing the information.  TU members are well know for their "boots on the ground" conservation efforts.  If you live in the area around Spicer, consider taking the training helping out in the fight against [ READ MORE... ]
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We've been receiving lots of questions regarding the Zebra and Quagga mussel control product named Zeaquanox.  Following is a good article which includes clarification from the developer of the product, Dan Molloy.  Pay special attention to what Molloy has to say about the use of the product.  Most [ READ MORE... ]
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Not sure who said it, may have been Winston Churchill, but the belief that "wars are won a battle at a time" underscores not only military strategy, but it applies to the "war on aquatic invasive species", too.  War might be an overstatement, but there's no question that the impacts on native [ READ MORE... ]
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I would like to thank all of my "partners" for making the Aquatic Invasive Species presentation at the Western Regional TU meeting in Reno a great success!  Thanks to John Ellsworth, Jim Broderick, and Calvin Hazelwood for the very informative presentation on the Lake trout suppression project in [ READ MORE... ]
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Following is a link to an article about a Zebra and Quagga mussel control product called Zequanox.  This product has the potential to help control mussels in specific locations such as public and commerical water intakes, boat hulls and equipment.   http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/25/science/science [ READ MORE... ]
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