Become A Certified AIS Inspector
The Wyoming Game And Fish Department Is Offering Training For Members Of The Public To Become A Certified Wyoming Aquatic Invasive Species Inspector
CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is offering training for members of the public to become a certified Wyoming Aquatic Invasive Species inspector. These training sessions will provide the skills necessary to inspect personally-owned and other watercraft as well.
The sessions include information on the basic biology of invasive species, the impacts of AIS, transport vectors and distribution of AIS. It includes classroom instruction, a question-and-answer session, and a hands-on watercraft inspection exercise.
“Aquatic invasive species can have far-reaching impacts on Wyoming water resources for agriculture, municipalities, and wildlife. Many of these invasive species permanently change stream and lake ecology, negatively affecting native species and our prized sporting fisheries,” said Beth Bear, Game and Fish aquatic invasive species coordinator.
“Having members of the public become aware of AIS, practice Clean, Drain, Dry on their boats, and inspect their watercraft when a Game and Fish check station is not available, is critical in the fight to prevent the spread of AIS to Wyoming.”
The training sessions are free and open to anyone interested in preventing the spread of AIS through watercraft inspection.
Aquatic invasive species can be aquatic animals such as zebra and quagga mussels or rusty crayfish, or aquatic vegetation such as hydrilla.
Training is being offered as a one-day course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the spring in statewide locations. Registration deadline is one week prior to the class start date. The course schedule is:
|March 23||Gering, Nebraska||Platte Valley Bank|
|March 23||Evanston||Uinta County Public Library|
|March 30||Laramie||Laramie Game and Fish Regional Office|
|April 19||Cheyenne||Game and Fish Headquarters|
|April 27||Green River||Green River Game and Fish Regional Office|
|May 3||Sheridan||Sheridan Game and Fish Regional Office|
|May 4||Gillette||Campbell County Public Library|
|May 17||Cody||Cody Game and Fish Regional Office|
|May 21||Casper||Casper Game and Fish Regional Office|
|June 1||Jackson||Jackson Game and Fish Regional Office|
To register or for more information,