invasive species http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Game and Fish studies invasive fish habitat http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/game-and-fish-studies-invasive-fish-habitat <p>The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is studying invasive fish called burbot, to figure out what parts of the Green River they occupy at different times of year.</p><p>The department’s Darren Rhea says that could help them come up with ways to reduce the burbot population. He says burbot are problematic for the river’s ecosystem.</p><p>“They are almost exclusively a pisciverous fish, so they prey almost exclusively on other fish,” Rhea said.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 13:28:00 +0000 Willow Belden 51824 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Game and Fish studies invasive fish habitat As agencies control invasive species to protect diversity, some worry about side effects http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/agencies-control-invasive-species-protect-diversity-some-worry-about-side-effects <p>Each year, millions of dollars are spent controlling invasive species in Wyoming. Just about every agency you can think of is involved – from local weed and pest districts, to the Department of Game and Fish, and even the Bureau of Land Management. Many people see their efforts as an important way to protect Wyoming’s diversity. But others worry that removing invasives could sometimes do more harm than good. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden reports.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 21:02:21 +0000 Willow Belden 45133 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org As agencies control invasive species to protect diversity, some worry about side effects Agencies seek to restore native vegetation in Bighorn Basin http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/agencies-seek-restore-native-vegetation-bighorn-basin <p></p><p></p> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 00:03:17 +0000 Willow Belden 42961 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Agencies seek to restore native vegetation in Bighorn Basin Stakeholders want screening for invasive plant species http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/stakeholders-want-screening-invasive-plant-species <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Stakeholders in the Rocky Mountain region are in unanimous agreement about what needs to be done about invasive&nbsp;plant&nbsp;species. That’s according to a new study published in the journal Bioscience.</span></p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 20:27:01 +0000 Sara Hossaini 37675 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Stakeholders want screening for invasive plant species Game and Fish prepares to implement new boat inspection rules http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/game-and-fish-prepares-implement-new-boat-inspection-rules <p>Starting next year, all boats that enter Wyoming will have to be inspected, to make sure they’re not carrying any aquatic invasive species.</p><p>Until now, boats had to be inspected if they passed by an open inspection station, or if they had been in a body of water that was known to host invasive species. But Beth Bear with the Game and Fish Department says under that system, many boats went un-checked.</p><p>Bear says Game and Fish is trying to make it easy for boat owners to comply with the new rules.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 23:11:37 +0000 Willow Belden 30594 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Game and Fish prepares to implement new boat inspection rules New invasive species found near Pinedale http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-invasive-species-found-near-pinedale <p>The Game and Fish Department has found a new invasive species in Wyoming. It&rsquo;s an alligator snapping turtle, which is native to southeastern states and can grow to be more than 200 pounds.</p><p>Lucy Diggins with the Game and Fish office in Green River says a fisherman caught the turtle on a lake near Pinedale over the weekend.</p><p>&ldquo;He snagged what he thought was a turtle, using a lure, and quickly realized that this huge, armored turtle, with huge jaws and a long tail, probably was not a Wyoming native species,&rdquo; Diggins said.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 00:10:03 +0000 Willow Belden 27567 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New invasive species found near Pinedale