Effort to stop dangerous non-native species from being imported often bypassed by visitors

August 18, 2014 4:10 PM

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JACKSON, Wyoming — Boaters in the Jackson Hole region often disregard Wyoming's requirement that they have their watercraft inspected for aquatic invasive species, a state Game and Fish Department report says.

Three of the five statewide checkpoints where boaters were least likely to have their boats inspected were in the Jackson region, the report says. Invasive species decals are required annually for all watercraft except inflatable boats less than 10 feet long, paddleboards or other water toys.

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