Watercraft inspections resume in Wyoming

Watercraft inspections

It might not feel fully like spring yet, but boating season is upon the Cowboy State. Beginning March 1st, any watercraft transported into Wyoming must undergo a mandatory inspection to look for aquatic invasive species.

Game and Fish says for the first time ever, aquatic invasive species were found in Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Wyoming’s largest body of water. Curly pondweed and New Zealand mudsnails were detected and verified in the reservoir in southwest Wyoming last summer.

Game and Fish officials stress that inspections must be done by a certified AIS inspector prior to launching on any Wyoming waters. A listing of inspectors is available on the Game and Fish website. Beginning in early April, Game and Fish Aquatic Invasive Species check stations across Wyoming will resume seasonal operations, and all boaters must stop when coming upon an inspection station.

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