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South Dakota Citizen Monitoring

Zebra and quagga mussels have the potential to cause substantial economic and ecological harm once they invade new waters. Monitoring for zebra and quagga mussels is one of the best methods for preventing their spread between waterbodies. Therefore, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is partnering with the public through the Citizen Monitoring program to monitor for adult mussel presence on easy-to-use PVC sampling devices. Citizen monitoring for invasive species can increase the number of waters monitored in the state and allows a rapid response to new infestations by Game, Fish and Parks.

Report Findings

Materials needed to build a sampler:


How to build a sampler: