Get certified to inspect your own or others' boat for AIS
Two people inspecting a boat for invasive species

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is offering an aquatic invasive species (AIS) watercraft inspection training course for members of the public in Lander on April 20. The training allows watercraft owners to inspect their own watercraft and for fishing and boating-related businesses to offer inspections for their customers.

The training will provide the skills necessary for participants to inspect their own or other watercraft to be used in Wyoming to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species such as zebra or quagga mussels, invasive plants, and several other species. The training includes information on basic biology, the current distribution of AIS, impacts, and transport vectors. The course includes classroom instruction, a question-and-answer session, and a hands-on watercraft inspection exercise.

Wyoming state law requires anyone transporting a boat into Wyoming from March 1 through November 30 from out of state, to have the watercraft inspected for AIS before launching on any Wyoming water. In addition, any watercraft that has been on zebra or quagga mussel-positive water within the last 30 days is required to undergo a mandatory inspection by an authorized inspector before launching during all months of the year.

The training will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 20 at the Game and Fish Cody Regional Office at 260 Buena Vista Dr. The training is free, but registration is required. Registration closes one week before the course date. 

Registration is available online  or for more information, contact: Emily Youse at 307-586-2862 or

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