Posted at 5:40 p.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2022
The Brillion News
MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced it will host a virtual Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan Committee meeting on Thursday, February 3 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The public is invited to watch live on the DNR’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk2EwSuOlQ0
The DNR’s 15-year CWD Response Plan, in effect through 2025, helps guide the department’s approach to addressing CWD in Wisconsin.
The plan was developed to fulfill its public trust responsibility to manage wildlife and ensure the health of Wisconsin’s wildlife populations.
As part of the plan’s implementation, the department will review progress toward meeting its goals and objectives every five years.
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 chronic wasting disease in 1999. The first positives were found in 2002.
More information on chronic wasting disease is available by going to dnr.wisconsin.gov and searching “CWD”.
To find the latest about the state’s CWD Response plan, go to dnr.wisconsin.gov and search “CWD Plan”.