Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Course
AIS Awareness Course Old
Question 1 of 10
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 2 of 10
How many New Zealand mudsnails does it take to reproduce?
One - because they clone themselves
Two – a male and female
Question 3 of 10
A watercraft pulls up to the Aquatic Invasive Species Check Station at Lake Whatcom. In which of the following scenarios would this watercraft require decontamination using high-pressure, hot water?
The watercraft is completely cleaned, drained, and dried and was last used in Pearrygin Lake in eastern Washington.
The watercraft has visible adult quagga mussels on the hull and propeller and was last used in Lake Mead 10 days ago.
The watercraft was last used in Lake Terrell and the trailer has some plant fragments hanging off it that can easily be removed by hand.
Question 4 of 10
The goal of decontamination is to kill and remove all evidence of aquatic invasive species using high-pressure, hot water.
Question 5 of 10
If you have a non-motorized, hand-carried boat (kayak, canoe) do you need a permit to launch on Lake Whatcom or Lake Samish?
Yes – they are included in the AIS Boat Inspection Program
No – they are exempt from the AIS Boat Inspection Program
Question 6 of 10
How can Asian clams be transported between waterbodies?
In any hold on a boat where there is standing water
In a bait bucket
In aquarium water that is dumped into a waterbody
All of the above
Question 7 of 10
Inspectors rely on both your answers to survey questions as well as a visual and physical inspection of the watercraft to make their risk determination.
Question 8 of 10
People who live on Lake Whatcom or Lake Samish and keep their boat on the lake and never take it anywhere else do not need to buy an AIS Permit or get their watercraft inspected.
Question 9 of 10
In the state of Washington you can be fined for towing a boat/trailer on the road with plant fragments attached.
Question 10 of 10
It only takes one plant fragment to start a new population of Eurasian watermilfoil.