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1) What is the purpose of the aquatic invasive species ( AIS) program in Riding Mountain National Park ( RMNP)?
B - To inspect watercrafts
C - To collectively maintain and enhance the ecological integrity of the park
D - All of the above
2) Other than zebra mussels, what other AIS are the inspectors looking for when conducting their thorough watercraft inspections?
A - Black Algae
B - Spiny Waterflea
C - Plant Matter
D - Rusty Crayfish
E - All of the above
3) Who is responsible for issuing watercraft inspection permits in ( RMNP)?
A - Trained Parks Canada Inspectors
B - Visitors to the Park
C - Anyone in a Parks Canada uniform
D - Staff at the gate where I came in
4) Aside from AIS inspections, what other methods are used at RMNP to prevent the introduction of AIS?
B - Restrictions on types of fishing bait
C - Prevention, education, and being proactive
E - All of the above
5) What information should watercraft operators know about their watercraft before coming for a RMNP AIS Inspection?
A - How hot the weather will be that day
B - Places on their watercraft that might hold water
C - The last time their watercraft was in a body of water
D - The last body of water their watercraft was in
E - B, C, D
6) On average, how long does it take for an AIS Inspection to occur?
A - 5 minutes
B - 5 - 10 minutes
C - 30 minutes
D - 1 hour
7) How long does it take for an AIS Decontamination to occur?
A - 5-10 minutes
B - 10-90 minutes
C - 30-60 minutes
D - 2 hours
8) How can AIS negatively affect Riding Mountain National Park?
A - Negatively impact native species, like freshwater fish, by out-competing them for food and habitat resources
B - Reduce recreational opportunities to fish or use watercrafts
C - Clog water intake pipes, causing expensive repairs
D - They are great! I’ve heard they make the water clearer
E - A,B,C
9) What can watercraft operators do to make sure AIS Inspection and Decontamination times do not interrupt watercraft enjoyment?
A - Be informed on watercraft model and recent usage, and clean/dry all areas the watercraft, trailer, and vehicle when they have come in contact with water
B - Plan ahead to check on Inspection station schedule and locations
C - Launch without an inspection or decontamination
D - A & B
10) Does a provincial watercraft inspection replace a Riding Mountain National Park AIS Inspection?
A - Yes
B - No, the provincial waterbodies and federal waterbodies are under different jurisdictions
C - Yes, when coming from another province
D - Isn't that the same as my Park Pass?
E - Yes, if it was performed in Manitoba
11) Do I have to have my watercraft re-inspected if I leave RMNP and launch in a water body outside the park & return back to launch in RMNP?
A - No, not if I have a Seasonal Permit
B - No, I don't have time for that again
C - No, I'm just going to wash it myself
D - Yes, your permit becomes void if you launch outside the park until you get your watercraft reinspected
12) What should you do if you catch a Smallmouth Bass?
A - Throw it back and not tell anyone
B – Drop the Smallmouth Bass off at the inspection station at Boat Cove
C - Take a photo of the fish
D - Take notes and observe the location as to were the fish was caught
E – B, C, D
13) How often am I expected to get my watercraft inspected?
C - Every time I use the watercraft after the permit expiry date
D - Once I take this course I never have to get my watercraft inspected
E - B & C
14) Where is Whirling Disease found in Canada?
A - Alberta
B - Manitoba
C - British Columbia
D - Ontario
15) Can you apply for a Seasonal Permit, and then let a friend use it for their own watercraft?
A - No, each watercraft owner must attend an orientation session to be eligible for a Seasonal Permit
C - No, but I can share my knowledge and experience and encourage my friend to become an ambassador as well
E - A, B, C
16) What is the maximum fine that can be issued to a visitor who launches in RMNP without an inspection?
A - $50.00
B - $5,000
C - $50,000
D - $100,000
E - There is no fine
17) Which of the following statements about Spiny waterflea are true?
A - They have invaded water bodies within Manitoba
B - Females can reproduce asexually by cloning themselves
C - They can easily be transferred by fishing gear
E - All the above
18) Which waterbody is currently infested by Zebra Mussels in Manitoba?
A - Lake Winnipeg
B - Whirlpool Lake
C - Clear Lake
D - Lake of the Prairies
E - Lake Manitoba
19) Where have Zebra Mussels infested waters?
A - California
B - British Columbia
C - Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba
D - Eastern United States
E – A, C, D
20) How are AIS introduced to new waters?
A - Transported in or attached to watercraft and water related equipment
B - Move downstream through connected waterways
C - Crawl overland and into other waterbodies
D - Dispersed by the wind
E - A & B
21) What makes zebra mussels hard to detect?
A - Their size - both adults and veligers are very small
B - They run away when they see inspectors
C - Their shape - they are flat and smooth like the surface of my boat.
D - Their colour - their shells are transparent.
22) Which statement about invasive aquatic plants is true?
A - Alter wildlife habitat by displacing native plant and animal species
B - Quickly spread through stem fragmentation
C - Alter water chemistry and quality, limiting the ability for native plant species to succeed
D - Can form large mats that impede human and wildlife use of aquatic areas
E - All of the above
23) What kind of impact can invasive aquatic invertebrates have?
A - They colonize/gather on surfaces impacting use of equipment
B - Reduce aquatic plants and algae found in aquatic systems
C - Impact food chain in aquatic systems
D - Spread parasites or disease to native species
E - All of the above
24) Which of the following statements about bait in RMNP is true?
A - You can use any species as live bait in RMNP
E - B & D
25) What can I do as a Riding Mountain National Park visitor to help prevent AIS?
C - Clean, Drain, Dry, and Dispose of plant debris, water, and mud on all watercraft, fishing gear, and other water related equipment after use
D - Do not transport any live aquatic animals/plants, or water from other sources
E - Get my watercraft inspected before I use it in Riding Mountain National Park
F - All of the above
26) My watercraft is stored outside of RMNP, therefore I am not eligible for a seasonal permit
A - TRUE
B - FALSE
C - I'm not sure
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