FWP Recommends Draining Lake Elmo to Eradicate Invasive Clams
October 28, 2020
BILLINGS – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has recommended that it drain Lake Elmo in Billings Heights next year to eradicate invasive Asian clams found there in 2019.
FWP fisheries biologists and managers have completed a draft environmental assessment on plans to address the invasive clams. The document also lists plans to improve fish habitat and add state park amenities while the lake is dry.
People are encouraged to comment on the draft environmental assessment and its recommendations by Nov. 18, 2020.
Asian clams were found in Lake Elmo in 2019 by FWP employees training to search l...