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South Dakota Citizen Monitoring

Zebra mussels have the potential to cause substantial economic and ecological harm once they invade new waters. Monitoring for zebra mussels is one of the best methods for preventing their spread between waterbodies. Therefore, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is partnering with the public through the Citizen Monitoring program to monitor for adult mussel presence on easy-to-use PVC sampling devices.

Report Findings

Materials needed to build a sampler:

Zebra mussel shells with a dime for size comparison.

How to build a sampler: