Snake River Fund launches It’s On Us! Join the Fight Against Aquatic Invasive Species video to aid in the prevention of aquatic invasive species in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem with the help of Patagonia and Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee. This video reflects Snake River Fund’s leading efforts to protect the region from aquatic invasive species. Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are organisms that are not native and cause significant harm to an ecosystem when introduced. Harmful impacts can occur to native aquatic life forms, recreation, municipal water supplies, agriculture, and many other unforeseen consequences.
The most significant known threat to our waters are from zebra and quagga mussels based on their proximity and demonstrated impacts in neighboring states. We must do what we can to prevent aquatic invasive species. You can do your part by making sure your boat and gear is CLEAN, DRAIN, DRY!!
“Our team is working to ensure that the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem remains intact through public outreach and partnerships,” said Jared Baecker, Snake River Fund Executive Director. “A significant portion of the Greater Yellowstone region’s economy and lifestyle is attributed to our excellent water quality, outstanding fisheries, and recreational opportunities. Recreational water based activities of all kinds are potential vectors for an unintended introduction of aquatic invasive species. A little preventative effort by all users, will insure that our home waters remain AIS free. There is no excuse for not cleaning, draining and drying all of our equipment. None. It is simply on us.”
The It’s On Us! movie trailer produced by Orijin Media will be screened in theaters in Jackson, Wyoming, Idaho Falls, Idaho and Bozeman, Montana during the summer of 2019. There will also be a targeted social media campaign reaching much of southern Idaho, northern Utah, Wyoming and southwest Montana. Keep your eyes peeled and please share this important message.
This video was made possible with funding from Patagonia’s World Trout Grants Program and Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee.
Video was produced in honor of Travis Ziehl and his tireless efforts to protect our public lands and waters from the harms of invasive species.
For more information or press inquiries, please contact Jared Baecker, Snake River Fund Executive Director.