Southwest Wyoming Aquatic Invasive Species Information

 Public AIS Training at GR Game and Fish Office April 2018

​A huge thank you to the people who turned out for a free training at the Green River G&F Office to learn how to inspect watercraft to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) like zebra and quagga mussels. Mike Lucas, Ken Lavine, Bert Chew, and Jack and Jeanie Weimer finished the training and are ready to inspect watercraft. Green River AIS Specialist Wes Gordon conducted the training. There are still more trainings to come in May in Utah and Wyoming. Contact Wes for more information at 307-875-3223 or 

Jeanie (above) Ken and Wes (above) and Ken, Jack, Mike, Ken and Bert practice finding AIS on a boat

WGFD Southwest Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Specialist Wes Gordon inspects a lot of boats! Every state with AIS, or with neighboring states that do have AIS, are working really hard to keep invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels out of their waters. They cannot do that without your help! Drain, Clean and Dry your watercraft after every use.

Wes put together the short video below to inform you of when the WGFD watercraft inspection stations will be opening and also how to become a certified Wyoming watercraft inspector, with classes coming up in both Wyoming and Utah. ​If you want any information and you just don't see it on this website please feel free to call Wes at the Green River Game and Fish Office at 1-307-875-3223. 



Watercraft Inspection Training Offered in WY and Utah

​     The WGFD is offering watercraft inspection trainings for the public in Wyoming and Utah. If you want to become a certified watercraft inspector please click the flyer below for detailed information.


Green River Region AIS Specialist Wes Gordon talks to Monroe Intermediate School about AIS in Wyoming and what they can do to keep them out of Wyoming waters. Thank you Justin Lamb (teacher) for taking the photos of Wes!

Photos: Lucy Wold, WGFD
Wes Gordon, Southwest Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist and volunteer Cliff Pabst install a sign near the boat launch at the Sweetwater County Picnic Grounds. The sign should remind all watercraft users to Drain all the water from their vessel, Clean off all of the vegetation, and Dry the vessel to ensure any aquatic invasive species are removed.

Southwest Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator Wes Gordon conducts a water quality sample on Flaming Gorge Reservoir. The sample will be sent to a laboratory to check for the presence of zebra or quagga mussel veligers.

Evanston AIS Coordinator Jessica Murray throws the plankton tow net to sample for aquatic invasive species on Flaming Gorge.

This is what zebra and quagga mussels look like when they become attached to an object.



Wes Gordon inspecting a boat at the Green River Game and Fish Office, working to keep aquatic invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels out of Wyoming waters. Drain, Clean and Dry your watercraft after every use. Thank you!

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