Flathead Lake Biological Station has summarized our views on approaches to preventing the spread of aquatic mussels in Montana in a white paper.
Invasive mussels pose a dire threat to the economic and ecological health of Montana. To meet this challenge, the FLBS advocates for the use of all available approaches, including both environmental DNA (eDNA) and microscopy as complementary monitoring and detection techniques. Of particular importance is early detection, which provides the best and perhaps the only opportunity for containment and eradication.
View the full white paper.