5 Things You May Not Have Known About Aquatic Invasive Species

5 Things You May Not Have Known About Aquatic Invasive Species

News Type: State Source: KXLH
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If you want to protect Montana’s beautiful waters, one of the most important things you can do is understand aquatic invasive species (AIS) — and know how to keep them out.

AIS are animals, plants and pathogens that spread to areas where they don’t naturally occur, causing environmental and economic harm. These species are often transported by boats or fishing gear, and because Montana is home to so many lakes and rivers popular with anglers and boaters, it’s especially important to take precautions to prevent invasive species from entering our waters.