Felt Information & Regulations

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Felt Information & Regulations

All kinds of equipment, vehicles and materials can transport invasive species to new locations. But felt is one material that has been the focus of attention for its ability to trap and transport invasive species. Felt is a material that is used on fishing boots and other river shoes, and can be difficult to clean. Studies have shown that sediment and invasive species can be trapped in felt. 

In some circumstances management agencies have taken measures to restrict the use of felt to prevent invasive species spread. Keep in mind, other materials can also transport invasive species particularly if they are not clean. We have provided a number of resources here for you to learn more on the issue of felt and invasive species.

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