Diabolical mussels begin their march into Montana

Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife

State and tribal agencies have conflicting strategies about how to protect Montana’s Flathead Basin and the rest of the West from invasive quagga and zebra mussels.

Economists have estimated that if the mussels set down roots, Montana, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, as well as three Canadian provinces, will be shelling out around half a billion dollars annually to deal with the mess.

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