New funding bill filed for aquatic invasive species

New funding bill filed for aquatic invasive species

News Type: State, Regional, Federal Source: Missoulian
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Some $6.5 million worth of boater fees, angler fees and general fund money are Montana’s latest answer to the invasive-mussel threat facing the Pacific Northwest.

Those fees would be created by an aquatic invasive species funding bill recently filed by Rep. Willis Curdy, D-Missoula.

“We have spent a lot of time on trying to come to some type of consensus on how we are going to fund” the state’s efforts, Curdy told the Upper Columbia Conservation Commission at its Wednesday meeting in Missoula.