Game And Fish Offers AIS Training

By Staff-4-2,2015

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be offering watercraft and equipment inspection and decontamination training for Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) during April, May and June at various locations around the state. The trainings are open to anyone interested in learning more about aquatic invasive species and becoming certified in watercraft inspections.

The trainings will provide the skill necessary for boaters to inspect their own watercraft and will include training on basic mussel biology, distribution, transport vectors, and impacts. The focus is on how to inspect watercraft that may be transporting zebra or quagga mussels. Training will include classroom instruction, a question and answer session, and a hands-on watercraft inspection exercise.

The trainings will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following locations:

Cheyenne                   April 4                WGFD Headquarters Bldg.

Green River               April 7                Green River Game and Fish Regional Office

Lander                        April 10               Lander Game and Fish Regional Office

Sheridan                    April 14               Sheridan Game and Fish Regional Office

Evanston                     May 9                   Bear Community Center

Laramie                       May 16                 West Laramie Fire Station

Gillette                        May 19                Alan Mickelson Fire Training Center, Campbell Co. Fire Dept.

Jackson                       June 3                   Jackson Game and Fish Regional Office

Trainings are free but registration deadline is one week prior to the class start date. Each class will be limited to 20 people. For more information or to register contact Game and Fish AIS coordinator Beth Bear at 307-745-5180 ext. 256 or email Interested persons are asked to provide name, mailing address, phone number and email address.