Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are non-native plants, animals or microbes. Once introduced into rivers, lakes and streams, AIS generally have no natural predators, so their populations grow unchecked. Once established, these species cause irreparable harm: introducing disease; out-competing native species; altering food chains; changing the physical characteristics of bodies of water; damaging gear; devastating water-delivery systems; and negatively impacting local and national economies. Therefore, preventing the introduction and spread of these species is the best line of defense.
We do not have any known infestations of these in Teton County however, they are getting close to our boarders to kick up prevention through education.
There are several regulations in place to protect Wyoming’s resources.
Please visit the Wyoming Game & Fish website: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Fishing-and-Boating/Aquatic-Invasive-Species-Prevention