Quagga/Zebra Mussel News

  • February 1, 2019

The Regional Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Data Collection System is a data sharing application developed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife that can be used in conjunction with a quagga/zebra mussel prevention program. It is a free, customizable data collection solution for watercraft inspection and decontamination programs and is used in several western states.

Staff from Colorado Parks and Wildlife and California Department of Fish and Wildlife will cohost a webinar describing the system and its applications Friday, February 22, 2019 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. (PST).

To register for the webinar please contact Rich Bireley at Richard.Bireley@wildlife.ca.gov for webinar information. If you are unable to participate on this date please contact Rich to be notified directly about additional webinars later this year.

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  • February 1, 2019

The following information is being forwarded on behalf of Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission:

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Watercraft Inspection Trainings (WIT I) Announcement

The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission is sponsoring 2 one-day* (WIT I) Watercraft Inspection Trainings, hosted by California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Lake Mission Viejo Association.

Date: May 7 OR May 8, 2019*
Location: Lake Mission Viejo Association Club House, 22555 Olympiad Road, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Instructor: "Quagga D" Davis, PSMFC Training Contractor

The training will include:

  1. Introduction & overview of what other western states are doing to fight mussels
  2. Biology of quagga & zebra mussels
  3. Quagga & zebra mussel status, monitoring, prevention, and regulations in California
  4. Overview of decontamination, including when decontamination should occur
  5. >Watercraft risk assessment and inspection procedure (with practice)

Go to link opens in new tab or windowLevel 1 Inspector Training for more information. Logistics will be sent upon registration.

TO REGISTER: If you are interested in attending, please link opens in new tab or windowregister online. *This is a ONE-day training - Specify which date when registering. The registration deadline is April 8th - Space is limited! Don’t delay, save your spot today!!

COST: Training is provided free of charge to attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are responsible for their own travel expenses.

For Level 2 Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Training, please visit link opens in new tab or windowWIT II Schedule.

For any questions, please contact “Quagga D” Davis at (702) 236-3814 or quaggadee@cox.net.

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  • December 7, 2018

California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) staff will host an interactive online webinar for water managers and prospective California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways Quagga and Zebra Mussel Infestation Prevention Grant Program grant applicants with information about CDFW resources.

The link opens in new tab or windowagenda (PDF) is available along with informational resources at CDFW’s Quagga/Zebra Mussel Prevention Program web page. We encourage you to review these resources prior to the webinar. The PowerPoint will also be available on the web page the morning of December 12th.

The webinar will be held December 12, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. via Skype. Please use the following conference call in number for audio: Call in number: (877) 336-1831; Participant Code: 940704#.

For questions or further information, contact Rich Bireley at (916) 651-1280 or Richard.Bireley@wildlife.ca.gov.

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