Wednesday, November 11, 2009

BC Signs Pact to Protect Columbia system from Invasive Mussels

Invasive Zebra and Quagga mussels pose a substantial threat to the Columbia River ecosystem as well as hydropower infrastructure. Recognizing the potential cost of allowing these highly invasive mollusks to get a foothold in the Columbia River system, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and now British Columbia have all signed an agreement designed to keep them out of the system. Check out the blog archives for more information on these aquatic invaders. Anglers should scrub boots with bleach solution between outings. Also see an article on the Columbia Basin Bulletin.

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