Invasive Species

April 22, 2011--Navajo State Park opens marina, inspects for aquatic nuisance species (Pagosa Sun)

The boat ramp at Navajo State Park and the Two Rivers Marina have both opened and are gearing up for another year. All rental boats are tuned up and ready to go. There are fishing, pontoon and ski boats available for half day or full day rentals. The Two Rivers Marina is a full service marina including fuel, snacks, ice, tackle, live bait, slips and pump out station.


March 19, 2011--Wild Colorado - Invasive species: a never-ending battle (Summit Daily)

The Colorado Division of Wildlife has found the invasive zebra mussel in just seven Colorado bodies of water, but crews monitor 230 waters in the state to keep the threat from spreading. The agency's efforts extend beyond its jurisdiction into Forest Service and municipal areas and more. For that, the invasive species coordinator, Elizabeth Brown, was recently recognized by the Forest Service.


February 6, 2011--Agencies slowly cracking down on ships bringing invasive species to US waters in ballast tanks (Los Angeles Times)

After decades of delay, government officials are beginning to crack down on cargo ships that allow foreign invasive species to hitchhike to U.S. waters, where they have turned ecosystems upside down and caused billions of dollars in economic losses.


January 14, 2011--The people have spoken (Durango Herald)

For the first time since Lake Nighthorse began filling close to two years ago, a picture of what recreation will look like at the reservoir began to emerge after two days of workshops and meetings. In a couple of months, planners at Durango-based DHM Design will return a completed picture for re


November 16, 2010--CDOW: New regs aim at stopping spread of invasive species (Citizens Voice)

“The spread of aquatic nuisance species is a serious problem that threatens to disrupt our fisheries and potentially restrict angler opportunity,” said Colorado Division of Wildlife commission chairman Tim Glenn.


October 19, 2010--No trespassing (Durango Herald)

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has overcome environmentalist protests, uncertain funding, project downsizing and cost overruns to bring the decades-old Animas-La Plata Project to completion. Now the agency is facing a new challenge: intruders.


BOR Helps New Mexico with AIS Program at Navajo Reservoir

Due to the State of New Mexico’s budget constraints, the Bureau of Reclamation (Western Colorado Area Office) is currently working with New Mexico State Parks to provide financial assistance to implement an Aquatic and Invasive Species (AIS) Program for boat inspections, decontamination, and public education at the Pine River and Sims Mesa boat ramps at Navajo Lake State Park.

July 21, 2010--Experts testing tactics to keep harmful mussels from muscling their way in (Denver Post)

A Denver-based federal team fighting invasive freshwater mussels is investigating new and hopeful treatments, including poison, blasts of ultra-violet light and shock waves, and the introduction of a mussel-destroying predatory sunfish.


July 11, 2010--Scientists roll out mats to kill Lake Tahoe clams (Denver Post)

Scuba-diving scientists are unrolling long rubber mats across the bottom of Lake Tahoe coves in an attempt to quell a clam invasion that could cloud the world-reknown cobalt waters. The half-acre mats are designed to smother dime-sized nonnative Asian clams that can reach populations of 5,000 per square yard.


Boat Inspections Now Mandatory in Colorado

Watercraft inspections to prevent the spread of invasive aquatic species are now mandatory in Colorado for both resident and non-resident motorized watercraft.


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