ARCHDALE, N.C. — Bill Frazier of the North Carolina B.A.S.S. Nation worked with multiple state and national stakeholders to develop the National Snakehead Management Plan. "The plan was mandated by Congress through federal agencies," explained Frazier. "Activities included writing the plan and its components to address snakehead infestations, investigations and mitigation. It includes maintaining contact with and representing national B.A.S.S. interests in this effort."
PORTLAND, Ore. — Central Oregon Bass Club member Lonnie Johnson attended a Rapid Response exercise on invasive species, specifically zebra and quagga mussels. "This was an Incident Command Structure exercise to put the Oregon invasive species plan into action in the event of an infestation," said Johnson. "Oregon B.A.S.S. Nation was invited for feedback/input and to demonstrate the need for a strong volunteer base.