Oregon member offers input on invasives

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.

"This was a two-day event and was primarily a federal/state/county exercise that include B.A.S.S. Nation as the only viable source of organized volunteers."

Johnson dedicated 16 hours to this activity.