Watch a New Video about Montana Mussels
Montana has mussels, not those, but the ones that live in the water. And with six different kinds, surprisingly not much is known about them. Montana Natural Heritage Program Aquatic Ecologist Dave Stagliano joins Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks outdoor reporter Winston Greely to explain why that is about to change.
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The Natural Heritage Program is Montana's source for information on Montana's native species and habitats, emphasizing those of conservation concern. We collect, validate, and distribute this information, and assist natural resource managers and others in applying it effectively. Established by the Montana State Legislature in 1983, the program is located in the Montana State Library, where it is part of the Natural Resource Information System. Read about our current activities and projects.
The Montana Natural Heritage Program is also part of the Natural Heritage Network, and our data are linked to similar programs in all 50 states, most Canadian provinces, and many Latin American countries. You can access species and ecological data assembled from across this network on NatureServe Explorer.