Boat inspections for invasive species resume this week in southern Oregon. Prevention is only one of the ways government officials are responding to the threat of unwelcome water critters.
The ten-minute inspections will take place near Ashland. By May, they’ll be in Ontario, Lakeview, and Klamath Falls.
Inspectors are most worried about quagga and zebra mussels. They haven’t infested Oregon waterways yet – but in other parts of the country, they’ve clogged up pipes and harmed ecosystems.
Mark Sytsma directs the Center for Lakes and Reservoirs at Portland State University. He’s presenting research on quagga mussels later this week to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. …Continued at OPB News, where this story originated.
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