State looking at $10 million effort to combat aquatic mussels

State officials have been planning a $10 million effort over the next two years to prevent the spread of invasive mussels in waters throughout Montana, but they aren’t yet sure where all the money will come from.


Officials from the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks explained their $10.2 million plan for the next two years to the Joint Appropriations Subcommittee on Natural Resources and Transportation on Monday. The plan includes doubling the number of watercraft inspection stations, establishing decontamination stations and increasing water sample collections.

From Bozeman Daily Chronicle