Established to Protect Western Waters from
Aquatic Invasive Species Threats.

Reports and Publications


View UC3 2019 Annual Report

In 2019, the Commission is focusing on:

  • Implementing a marina and industry partner outreach project
  • Supervising a Big Sky Watershed Corps Member to assist with education and outreach in the Upper Columbia Basin
  • Overseeing a monitoring contract to expand the existing AIS monitoring network
  • Updating our newsletter and website
  • Bringing on new members to the Commission, including four new legislators
  • Applying for a Big Sky Watershed Corps AmeriCorps member in partnership with the Missoula County Weed District
  • Monitoring activities, events and organizations that conduct aquatic invasive species work in the basin
  • Coordinating with partners


View UC3 2018 Monitoring Strategy

View UC3 2018 Education & Outreach Strategy

The initial Education & Outreach communications strategy includes the development of a “look & feel” that conveys an organized, comprehensive, and multi-dimensional partnership embodying a shared goal of managing Upper Columbia waterways for aquatic invasive species. Its logo, tagline, and general communications style is designed to be regional but inclusive, positive, and representative of a diverse stakeholder base. Rather than negative and alarmist messaging, the UC3 will use encouraging, optimistic, and constructive language to engage and influence stakeholders in affirmative activities and discussions.

Contact Us

Kate Wilson
Commission Administrator
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