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Whirling disease has been detected in the Watauga River in North Carlonia. The following article provides good information on the status of the discovery.  If you are fishing these waters, be especially careful to clean and dry your fishing gear and avoid moving fish, fish parts, plants, or water [ READ MORE... ]
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Didymo is showing up in many new locations and threatening the ecology of our cold water fisheries.  Why?  This is an excellent article on the current state of didymo research.  http://www.hcn.org/issues/47.5/the-case-of-the-snotty-streams
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This is a good article about what I would describe as "unintentional bucket biology."  What is described here is not invasive bucket biology where someone knowingly introduces an invasive or non-native fish species to suit their interest in having this particular fish available to fish for in their [ READ MORE... ]
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During a recent TU staff call, Chris Wood discussed the results of a TU staff survey. One of the survey areas had to do with various benefits of working for Trout Unlimited.  January 27th is my birthday.  Looking at the beautiful day that was in store, I decided to take a trip from Bozeman to West [ READ MORE... ]
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The EPA has approved the use of potash for a pilot Zebra Mussel control project on Christmas Lake in Minnesota.  If this successful, this technique could by utilized on medium and smaller water bodies to control this nasty aquatic invasive species.  TU AIS will monitor this program and report the [ READ MORE... ]
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The illegal introduction of non-native fish is a serious threat to our wild and native trout.  Following is a link to a very good PBS show on the illegal dumping and introduction of non-native fish in Montana, and what Montana TU is doing about it.    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/stopping-illegal [ READ MORE... ]
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Following is a link to a recent new story regarding the dicovery of Zebra Mussels on a boat dock on the South Dakota side of Lewis and Clark Lake.  Be aware of the potential to move mussels on boats and in live wells.  When available, utilize boat cleaning and inspection opportunities, and ALWAYS [ READ MORE... ]
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Minnesota's Excelsior Brewing Company's  Milfoil and Zebra Mussel IPA , "invasive pale ale" has sold out!  Great story on bringing awareness to the aquatic invasive species issue.  Kudos to Excelsior!  http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2014/11/24/milfoil-and-zebra-...
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Maybe we can drink our way to solving the Zebra mussel problem!  A new IPA, "invasive pale ale" uses Zebra mussel shells in a new brew.  Get some for your Thanksgiving celebration!   http://kimt.com/2014/11/22/minnesota-brewer-adds-zebra-mussels-to-new-ale/
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blog BY mtdave ON November 6 - 0 COMMENTS
AIS Prevention Success!
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Following the recommendation to inspect, clean, and dry, we have found that prevention of spread of AIS can be successful.  Following is a link to a story about an AIS prevention success! http://billingsgazette.com/lifestyles/recreation/aquatic-invasive-specie...
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