Monday, April 14, 2008

New ANS Regulations in North Dakota

April 11, 2008

ANS Regulations in Effect April 1 (Mar 17, 2008)

North Dakota Game and Fish Department.

The new ANS represent a transition from what previously were mostly voluntary guidelines to prevent the introduction or spread of invasive aquatic plants and animals. Now, it's illegal to transport aquatic vegetation anywhere in the state. Anyone who uses North Dakota waters must remove vegetation from boats, motors, trailers, fishing equipment, personal watercraft, work equipment, skiis, tubes, fishing rods, lures, bait containers, etc. Along the same line, anyone coming to North Dakota from another state must not have any aquatic vegetation on their fishing, boating or work equipment.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Idaho Invasive Species Act of 2008

The state will have the authority to determine what is invasive, set up mandatory check/decontamination stations, establishes a fund and allows for the use of deficiency warrants in the event of the need for an EDRR operation. Also mirrors the Weed Law in civil penalties, etc. Passed the House and Senate (Mar 2008)

South Carolina cogongrass survey- Volunteers needed!

The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Clemson University is conducting a cogongrass survey on May 15-18, 2008. Hundreds of volunteers are needed. For more information please visit .