Aquatic invasive species a concern for Grand Teton

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Grand Teton National Park is urging local residents and visitors to do their part to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species, and have their watercraft inspected before launching on park waters. Those who recreate on park waters have a responsibility to drain, clean, and dry their vessel, as well as check fishing gear before launching in park waters.

All watercraft entering the state of Wyoming, including Grand Teton National Park, must be inspected by an authorized AIS inspector prior to launching on waters within the state. That includes non-motorized vessels such as canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and inflatables, which are all required to stop every time they pass an open inspection station in Wyoming or Grand Teton National Park.

The Park is working in partnership with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to provide education, watercraft inspections, and monitoring to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species into Wyoming.

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