news and updates
Find news and updates as it relates to AIS in South Dakota here.
- March 4, 2018
Clamping Down | L & C Park to Boost Zebra Mussel Efforts
Zebra mussels are now a fact of life for the Lewis and Clark Recreation Area, and conservation officers are ramping up their containment efforts for the upcoming season.
- February 24, 2017
Feb. 27 - March 3 is National Invasive Species Awareness Week
Invasive species cause over $100 billion in economic losses annually in the United States.
- January 25, 2017
New and modified South Dakota AIS Regulations
The GFP Commission recently proposed new AIS rules and modifications to the existing rules in an effort to target the most likely ways that these species are moved from lake to lake. Two current AIS rules have also been modified to ensure that anglers and boaters have the opportunity to easily comply with the regulations.
- September 22, 2015
Zebra Messel Spread through South Dakota Dam
The Army Corps of Engineers has warned visitors to Gavin's Point dam and the surrounding areas that zebra mussels have infested the waters of Lewis and Clark Lake and the Missouri River.
- September 17, 2015
Zebra Mussels Discovered at Lewis and Clark Lake
South Dakota declared Lewis and Clark Lake "Infested" for zebra mussels on August, 20, 2015. Previously the lake had been considered "Suspect" after the discovery of a single adult zebra mussel in November 2014. The change in status resulted from confirmed presence of a breeding population within the reservoir.
- April 30, 2015
SDPB's South Dakota Focus on Aquatic Invasive Species
Hear from a panel of GFP experts on this hot topic and watch the full episode regarding the new laws, how to slow the spread of AIS and what you can do to help.
- January 16, 2015
GFP Commission Proposes Aquatic Invasive Species Rules
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed several rules to prevent the introduction and slow the spread of existing populations of aquatic invasive species in the state.
Media Contact: Emily Kiel at Emily.Kiel@state.sd.us
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