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"Only YOU can prevent the spread of AIS!" (to steal a line from a famous bear):

If you have plans to work, fish, or play in Spring Creek or its watershed (Centre County – Bellefonte/State College area) remember that the entire waterway and its tributaries are considered to be infested with the aquatic invasive species (AIS) New Zealand Mudsnail (NZM).

NZM can cause major damage to the food web in a stream and have done so in several trout streams in the western U.S.

NZM are parthenogenetic (can reproduce without a mate); so it only takes one to start a new colony of this invader. Please don’t be the person to move NZM (or any other AIS) to a new waterway!

Always Check, Clean, and Disinfect your gear before leaving Spring Creek or any other waterway. The best ways to disinfect your gear are to soak it in HOT water with detergent, or by freezing it overnight (place in plastic bag and put in freezer) Learn more about cleaning your gear, here:…/Aquat…/Pages/CleanYourGear.aspx

To identify AIS, here is a link to the online version of the PA AIS Field Guide:…/AIS%20Field%20Guide_2015_11-3_FIN…

When in doubt, always assume your gear has been exposed to one of the many AIS in Pennsylvania!

If you believe you’ve found an AIS, take close up photos, record its exact location (GPS coordinates are a great help) and please report it at:

Please spread the word about AIS, and thank you for your help controlling and preventing the spread of AIS in the Commonwealth!

May you're lines always be tight, Don

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