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Game and Fish CWD working group to meet in Casper

The public is invited to attend the working group proceedings and will have a chance to comment at the end of the meeting.

8/12/2019 8:17:40 PM

Cheyenne - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s chronic wasting disease (CWD) working group will hold its second meeting on August 20-22 in Casper, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Dahlia/Plumeria Room, 1150 N. Poplar St. The public is invited to attend the working group proceedings and will have a chance to comment at the end of the meeting. A full meeting agenda will be available online the week of the meeting.

Game and Fish Director Brian Nesvik appointed 32 people from a range of backgrounds, professions and interests from across Wyoming to the group. The group is charged with developing recommendations to revise Game and Fish’s CWD management plan. 

CWD is widely distributed across Wyoming and is fatal to deer, elk and moose. The working group is a part of a larger Game and Fish public process to revise the current CWD management plan— a process that will also include a series of public meetings across Wyoming in addition to the working group meetings. The effort is being facilitated by the Ruckelshaus Institute, Haub School of Environmental and Natural Resources with the University of Wyoming.

Working group members will explore scientific, social, economic and policy information related to CWD and deer and elk management and ways to minimize CWD in these populations.
During the August meeting, members will hear guest presentations from the Wyoming Department of Health and Mike Samuels, a scientist working on CWD in Wisconsin. Game and Fish wildlife managers also plan to present on how Wyoming currently manages deer and elk populations.

The State of Wyoming supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Anyone needing auxiliary aids should contact the Game and Fish at (307) 233-6404. Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodations.

(Sara DiRienzo (307-777-4540))

- WGFD -

 

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