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AIS Inspection Stations To Focus On High-Risk Corridors

As part of a statewide strategy to focus on high-risk corridors for transporting aquatic invasive species into Montana, Fish, Wildlife & Parks will discontinue inspections at some stations including Tongue River Reservoir this season.

In previous years, inspections were provided periodically at Tongue River Reservoir, but inspection data shows that most of the boats inspected were from Montana or Wyoming and presented low risk for transporting aquatic invasive species.

Watercraft inspection is required before launch for all boats entering Montana waters. Watercraft inspections conducted by Wyoming fulfill Montana inspection before launch requirements.

As a reminder, all watercraft – motorized and nonmotorized – must stop at all watercraft inspection stations you encounter. Inspection stations are the first line of defense to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species.

For a list and map of inspection station locations, click here.

For more information go to or call 406-444-2440.

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