Social and Behavioral Sciences
The purpose of this study was to assess if Montanan’s had become more aware of the aquatic invasive species, mussels, in the state. Similar questions from the 2017 study (https://scholarworks.umt.edu/itrr_pubs/354/) were used to gauge change in awareness. All age groups of Montana residents became more aware of mussels. While 91 percent of Montana residents were aware of the boat check stations, only 71 percent were aware that all types of watercraft need to stop for inspections including kayaks and paddle boards. Overall, MT Fish Wildlife and Park’s message about invasive mussels in the state is being heard by Montanan’s.
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Nickerson, Norma P. and Schultz, Megan, "The Montana Expression 2018: Aquatic Invasive Species and Water Recreation" (2018). Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications. 368.