Invasive Mudsnails Found Near Casper

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service – Pacific Region’s Photo Credit: Dan Gustafson

Some gold medal water now at risk with this latest discovery of invasive mudsnails in the North Platte.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently confirmed the discovery of New Zealand mudsnails in the North Platte River near Casper and the Salt River south of Alpine in the Star Valley, according to a news release.

New Zealand mudsnails are a non-native aquatic invasive species that have spread throughout the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and now persist in several water bodies in northwest Wyoming.

This is the first finding on the North Platte River.

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