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Public Meetings on Proposals for Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Regulation Changes

08/27/2012

CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is proposing changes to the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) regulation that would go into effect beginning 2013.

Under the proposed regulation, all watercraft entering Wyoming by land will be required to have an AIS inspection prior to contacting or entering the waters of the state. To implement this change the Game and Fish will have watercraft check stations at 10-12 locations around the state at Port of Entries or other locations near borders and major routes of travel. There will also be other locations across the state where inspections will be available. Those locations will be listed on the Game and Fish website once they become finalized.

Public meetings on the proposed changes will be held at 7 p.m. at the following locations:

Green River Sept. 25 - Green River WGFD Regional Office
Alpine Sept. 26 - Alpine Civic Center
Cheyenne Sept. 27 - WGFD Headquarters

The open comment period will be from August 29 through October 12. Comments will be taken at public meetings, on the WGFD website wgfd.wyo.gov, or by writing:

Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Attn:AIS Regulation
528S. Adams Street
Laramie,WY 82070

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Anyone requiring additional or auxiliary aids should contact the Laramie Regional Office at (307) 745-4046. Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodations.

(Contact: Beth Bear (307) 745-4046)

-WGFD-

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