aquatic invasive species http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en New law requires inspections for all boats entering Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-law-requires-inspections-all-boats-entering-wyoming <p>Starting on April 15, all boats entering Wyoming will have to be inspected to ensure that they’re not carrying any aquatic invasive species.</p><p></p><p>Until now, inspections were only required for boats that had been in waters that were known to be infested. But Beth Bear with the Game and Fish Department says they were worried that boaters could be in infested waters without knowing it.</p><p>She says invasives like zebra mussels can cause major problems.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 22:21:06 +0000 Willow Belden 39271 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New law requires inspections for all boats entering Wyoming 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