The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Ledger Publisher 

AIS dangers lurking, good winter for deer


April 19, 2017

Sarah Smart

A mule deer checks out his surroundings earlier this year in the Highland Mountains.

The state of Montana is not immune from the dangers of aquatic invasive species.

At a meeting last week, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Wildlife Biologist Vanna Boccadori discussed the dangers of zebra and quagga mussels, and stressed the importance of cleaning boats after use.

Boccadori discussed recent findings in water samples that found that AIS were present in the Tiber Reservoir and possibly in the Canyon Ferry Reservoir.

Boccadori said this is a huge deal, and if the mussels get into Montana waters it could really destroy the fisheries we have in the state. She said they do not w...

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