Virtual CWD Response Plan Review Committee Meeting Oct. 1
Public Encouraged To Watch Via DNR’s YouTube Channel
MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that the department will host the first Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Response Plan Committee meeting 9 – 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1. The committee will discuss the upcoming review process during which it will examine plan progress of goals and objectives.
The public is encouraged to watch the committee meeting on the DNR’s YouTube channel.
The committee is comprised of a group of stakeholders representing conservation, business and hunting organizations and tribal governments. During its meetings, the committee will develop input on the plan’s implementation and actions to consider as it completes this second five-year review.
Chronic wasting disease is a fatal, infectious nervous system disease of deer, moose, elk and reindeer/caribou. The Wisconsin DNR began monitoring the state’s wild white-tailed deer population for CWD in 1999. The first positives were found in 2002.
More information on chronic wasting disease is available by visiting the DNR’s CWD webpage.