Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Course
AIS Awareness Course New
Question 1 of 7
Traveling with plants attached to your boat/trailer in Washington State is:
Legal but not advisable
Question 2 of 7
If a bait well or a hold on your boat has water in it, but the water looks clean, do you still need to drain and dry the hold before launching your boat?
Yes – some AIS are too tiny to see and are carried by water
No – if it looks clean then it is likely rainwater
Question 3 of 7
You decide to take your boat from Lake Whatcom to Lake Samish. How can you help prevent the spread of Asian clams between these two lakes?
By washing the exterior of your watercraft before launching at Lake Samish
By cleaning, draining, and drying your watercraft and equipment before launching at Lake Samish
By collecting clams in a bucket and transporting them to Lake Samish
By dumping the contents of your bait bucket in Lake Samish
Question 4 of 7
What will greatly reduce the time it takes to inspect your watercraft for AIS?
Blocking entry to areas needing inspection with stowed gear
Making sure that your boat is clean, drained and dry before you show up at the Check Station
Showing up to the Check Station with wet or dirty areas on your boat
Question 5 of 7
If you get a wire seal attached to your boat and trailer when leaving Lake Whatcom, and then come back to Lake Whatcom another day with the tether still intact, will you need to stop at a staffed inspection station?
No – having an unbroken wire seal shows that my boat was inspected and I can drive past the station without stopping
Yes – I will need to stop briefly so that staff can clip the wire and record identification numbers from my boat
Question 6 of 7
Adult quagga and zebra mussels can survive out of the water for up to 30 days.
Question 7 of 7
If you boat on a lake infested with Eurasian watermilfoil or other aquatic weeds, what is the best way to prevent the plants from spreading somewhere else?
Remove every plant fragment you find when exiting the lake, and wash and thoroughly dry the boat as soon as possible.
Let the plants hang on the boat and trailer to dry in the air. The plants will dry up and fall off quickly.
Remove the large plant pieces and leave the rest to dry out and remove later.