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Tribes declare 'invasive species emergency'


The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes announced Tuesday evening they have declared an “invasive species emergency” on the Flathead Indian Reservation in response to invasive mussels detected in Central Montana last month.

Head of Tribal Natural Resources Rich Janssen said no new restrictions will go into effect as a result of the declaration, but said the tribes are in the process of forming an incident-management team comprising of officials from several departments.

“We just want to make sure we’re on the same page with other agencies and other entities that we can prevent these mussel larvae from even getting here,” Janssen said.


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