Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Course
AIS Awareness Course
Question 1 of 7
Once an aquatic invasive species becomes established in a waterbody, it becomes increasingly difficult and costly to manage the population.
Question 2 of 7
Zebra and Quagga mussels are already present in Whatcom County lakes?
Question 3 of 7
Zebra and quagga mussels attach themselves to hard surfaces tightly like superglue and are very difficult to remove without high pressure, hot water.
Question 4 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 5 of 7
Do you need to purchase an AIS permit at the beginning of each year's boating season?
Question 6 of 7
It only takes one plant fragment to start a new population of Eurasian watermilfoil.
Question 7 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
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