Officials ramp up efforts to protect Grand County waters from invasive species
Credit: Sky-Hi News Staff Report
New traffic gates and spike strips have gone up at Lake Granby and Shadow Mountain Reservoir as part of a collaborative effort to protect Grand County’s lakes and waterways from invasive species.
The new measures were installed at the U.S. Forest Service’s Green Ridge, Stillwater and Sunset boat ramps through an interagency agreement that provided nearly $124,000 to ensure motorized boats are inspected for nuisance species, such as quagga and zebra mussels, before entering the water.
According to wildlife officials, destructive non-native species have invaded waterways from the Great Lakes to Lake Powell and had catastrophic impacts on ecosystems, clogging intakes and pipes, encrusting docks and beaches, and competing with native species for resources.
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