Great Lakes Angler Blog

Probably Some Fly Fisher Brings Mudsnail to Wisconsin

Saturday, November 09, 2013
Share |
BROOKLYN CENTER, MN – New Zealand mudsnails have recently been discovered in famed Black Earth Creek located in Central Wisconsin. As a Class One trout fishery and a treasured resource for anglers all across the Midwest, this finding suggests that more Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! education and outreach needs to be done.
 
Diane Schauer, AIS Coordinator with Wisconsin DNR said, “These mudsnails are the clone found in Montana, not from the Great Lakes.
They did not come from nearby, they travelled.”
 
The tiny invasive snail may not look menacing, but with few natural predators, they can reproduce by the millions and quickly alter food webs and ecosystems. In fisheries stressed from warming waters and agricultural runoff, invasive species often find their niche and quickly wreak havoc. Once invasive species have been introduced, eradication usually is not possible. Education and outreach in preventing the spread is critical and can save millions of dollars in maintenance and management.
 
Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!, a national public service campaign led by an international coalition of partners, promotes consistent branding and messaging through outreach and education. Prevention efforts target outdoor recreational users with actions to CLEAN, DRAIN, and DRY all gear and equipment after use.
 
“It is an unfortunate discovery that should sound the alarm bell for all anglers and outdoors people to help Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!,”
said Pat Conzemius, Wildlife Forever, Conservation Director.
 NZMS_PhotoCredit_USGS
For anglers it is critical to not use felt soled waders and shoes. Invasive species like New Zealand Mudsnail and Didymo (Rock Snot) can hitchhike and stay alive for days on felt material.
Removable soles are a good option but they too can harbor invasives if you don’t take the CLEAN, DRAIN and DRY precautions. Just a few simple steps can go a long way to protect our lakes and rivers.
 
Help protect your waters from invasive species; join the Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! Campaign.
www.CleanDrainDry.org and join us on Face Book. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stop-Aquatic-Hitchhikers/607244815963770
 
About Wildlife Forever: Wildlife Forever’s mission is to conserve America's wildlife heritage through conservation education, preservation of habitat and management of fish and wildlife. As the nonprofit conservation arm of the North American Hunting Club and North American Fishing Club, Wildlife Forever represents the conservation interests of 1 million members. Wildlife Forever is the operational lead for the national Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! campaign. In addition, Wildlife Forever also works to engage America’s youth through the State-Fish Art Program. Visit www.WildlifeForever.org for more information.



Recent Posts



Tags

Coast Guard Frigibar Reese Batteries Optima Moisture Muncher EZ Dock Tools DSC University of Buffalo Simrad Yamaha jeffstackleshop.com GPS for Lightning Connector Ditty bag Snow-Shoe Tip-Up Lock Ranger Boats Tackle Bag Larson Electronics Smart Guide Publications Beckson Marine Stowaway Bag Plates and Kits Invasive species clubs Knife sharpening Ravenswood Media Bristol Bay Accessories GPS Speedometer Sphaera sunglass Northwest Indiana Steelheaders Andrew Semprevivo FRIDAY FUNNIES Aqua Vu Macho Minnow Alaskan Church Tackle Whale Kurt Mazurek Niagara Falls Pro Polish Hunting Ryan Kleckner Wind Power Mark Chmura Bheestie Bag Dunkirk, NY Rubrail iPhone Uncle Norm's Olcott, NY Minn Kota Fish America Foundation Mack's Lures thieves trailer tongue yachtpaint.com Full Throttle Side Imaging jigs Fishing Clubs Baitcast Fishing Pole BBQ Lighter Launch ramp Bass Pro Shops ASA Bass Raritan Personal Flotation Devices Custom Jigs & Spins Storage Kayaks Bass Pro Shops Four-Person Dome Tent with Screen Porch Venice, Louisiana Skamania Mania Gear Insect repellent Oakley Sunglasses McMurdo Ultimate Flannel Shirts Magnum Flow-Troll Scholarship Salmon Unlimited of Illinois redfish Lip-Stix spreader light Costa Sunglasses Bug bite relief Mary Snyder great lakes Black Earth Creek Fishouflage KVD Speedbag Wormfile Lake Michigan Tim Popfinger YUM BoatUS Angler Swedish FireKnife Sun protection Plano Synergy One-Handle-Does-It-All System Practical Sailor Angler Fiberglass tiller Coleman Green Bay, Wisconsin PRADCO Rain gear National Guard Barry Brown Marine PFDs inReach Quantum Humminbird Streams Technology Yamaha ATV Walleye Lake Erie Andrew Dordek Crankbait Net Beckson Aqualuma iPilot Link Plano theft Jeff's Tackle Shop Beckson Marine Triton Boats Wild River series Fort Wayne, Indiana Fish Hawk XD4 OHIO Trade Shows Alaska Aquatic AV Chargers Ryan Wilson Safe boating Steve Wood Corey Schmidt Radio Owners tournament Todd Sokolow Extended Warranty Ultracoat Catch & Cook High school bass fishing Indiana DNR ONIX Reef Runner Ranger VS1780 360 Rippin' Lips Insurance Fuel Dollohan Personal Flotation Device Ditch WileyX Whistler Spoon Tyee www.bigweeniebrand.com Boats Rugged Shark Rovermax LR 100 Oculus Costa Gary Dollahon Mack's Lure Tournaments BOLT Padlock Wake Fishing Boat Covers Pop-Up LED Bowlights thieves Mr. Twister Salmon Headgear Whale Pumps Homeport Marine Marketing Torpedo Divers Asian carp Smartfind S20 Personal AIS Beacon Brandon Newby Nautical Buff Strike King Oshkosh Monel Metal Lake Huron Chatterbait Future Fisherman Foundation Brad's Rushton Gregory award Brown trout Lund Boats spinning rod BASSMASTER B.A.S.S. Jonathon VanDam Dogs RAT FINKEE CUSTOM JIGS 'N' SPINS Sport Shows Sportsman's rights BASSMASTER CLASSIC Scott Martin St. Croix Bass Pro Shops Gift Card Hobie FLW Jeff Wenzel HELLA Kevin Van Dam YUM Dinger Cliff Pace Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo Davis Instruments South Haven, Michigan PLB Boating safety Jack Links TRAC Knives Wedding Ring Mercury Marine Z-Man Dollahon 580P lenses Michigan Mazurek Airmar radar New Lures Rippin Lips Bass Pro Brian "Bro" Brosdahl blue marlin Up Stream Hydration Back Pack Minnesota Bethel University Ned Rig New Zealand Records Bass lure Marcum Sharpeners Army Corp of Engineers Muscle Squared 65 Accon Marine fitness Flat Slider 75 Conservation EZ Splice Fasteners Betsy Sunstream Boat Lifts Deck Plate Michigan City, Indiana Okuma Bait Holder Swanson-Russell Dave Mull Seakeeper gyro Beckson Marine Stowaway Bag Plate Chaco Shurhold Glacier Glove Vick Walleye tournament iPad Bad Elf IGFA Tournament Grade Circle Hooks Kill switch Boat names Absolute Outdoor, Inc. ABT X-2 Countdown TRAC Ecological LCWCC Slender Spoon ODNR Lund Green Bay Grunden's Downriggers Husky Jerk Telescoping JIggler Long Rod Promise Keeper PulseTech splice Weather Buoy Masters Walleye Circuit Micro-Mobile Pro Viewing Case Mag Light dock lines Evolve weather Bristol Bay Salmon YUMphibian Wisconsin Tommy Skarlis John E. Phillips Skarlis Rain suit Turning Point Props Line Recycle Bin Shoes Dave Genz marlin Soo Locks Goby Glorvigen Bibs Lake Ontario Port of Indiana Marine NewsWire Balog Holland Gunnison, CO Ranger Aluminum Deep V Series MULL BLOG Free Fishing Weekend Swim bait JVD Size limits Manistee Lake Assault USCGA Ice Fishing CMP Global Boat US Lake Superior NMEA spoon Bob Schmidt News Boat maintenance Smart Guide to Freshwater Fishing MWC Autotether Pharmaceuticals St. Croix Rods Games Synergy Outdoors La Mar Chicago barrier KVD Speedbag Traditions Grab Rail Mustad bimini top Gravity Bait head The Harry Lure Evinrude Soft Jigwobbler Blue Heron Communications Shipping Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs WFN Interlux Shock Wave Extreme Baitcast Reel Cabela's Aluminum Deep V Series Deep Sea Diver JBL ice fishing, Bro Show, Traditions Media Muskie Lure Slide Moor Marine General USSA Walleyes Tom Neustrom Jerky Boga U.S.S.A. AKOYA Tides The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls Faria Line Multitools Volvo Penta Ascend Wildlife Forever Rig'N Tails ChartSelect iPilot MATE USA Marine Speakers Gill NA Marsh Madness Chronglobal Traxstech Thermacell Sunglasses Alabama Rig CLASSIC River Fishing Marine Lighting Michigan DNR Legend Extreme Serious Shine Conservation Marathon Northland Dan Egan RedHead Patrick Hurst mudsnail Topwater hardbaits SeaEra QC Grand Rapids Ultimate Outdoors Show binoculars Rescue Fishing tackle storage South Haven Contaminants Mark Zona Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel NAIFC Championship Air show Black Velvet F-Series Storm Gear Hamlin Rough Weather exotic species ATV Grady-White Prosepec Electronics Gull Lake Marine WeatherStation Foul weather gear Big Bear Products Gary Giudice Team Aqua-Vu DuraSafe Electronics Lock Shoremaster LOTSA Lakemaster Hobie Pro Angler Princecraft Video Home Port Marine Marketing Rods Keep Kool toilet Iaconelli METS Louie Stout Lures Cannon Ranger ShowSpan boat rental On board Jeff Gustafson Lake of the Woods Angler 175T STRATTEC Kindle book Titan Chain Matt Straw Bait Rigs LakeMaster Western States Version Radial Clay Dyer Mike Seymour Hevi-Beads Electronics LineGrabber Lights eZSplice Shelter Lake trout Matt Serbenski Bug repellent Aqua-Vu Gene Larew Beckson Marine Deck Plate Orca Fin System Lowrance Mystery Tackle Box Global Spectrum Forage Minnow Rapala Mosquito repellent Blue Collar Outdoors Lighting Ice Features Normark Great Lakes Troller Plano Tackle Boxes USO AmVets Camera mount Sheldon's Side Thruster Tournament KVD Footwear Tip-Up EZ BoatPort Wounded Warriors Izaak Walton League ABT cruzin exotic invader SOG MUSHING News/Social Speakers Berkley Bro Brosdahl Kayak Multi-species SeaLife Cameras Boat lifts Endura Spreads Navigation Delorme LineSnubber Innovative Outdoors trailer tongue Stabenow Honda Brite Wash Soul5 Tackle Labs Audio Fiberglass boat Dave Mull Blog Tracker Marine Spencer Yachts DuraSafe Ethanol Martin-Flory Bass fishing Swim Whizz Apps Frabill Legend Gold Acme InvisaSnap Milennia MIL-iDock Onyx Costa Del Mar Odd'ball Fin Spin USCG Tight Lines Jewelry 1675 Pro Guide Kevin VanDam Silver Horde Water Buddies VMC Catfish Boating tree stand injury New York Coleman cooler Earth Day Trout Unlimited EVOLVE FISHING CO Brian Brosdahl treestand injury BoatUS Lead Youth Power Clam Traditions Media Contest Scott Glorvigen Safety Marine Radio

Archive