CWD Working Group Meets in Lander to discuss new management plan
Written by jordanmckamey on August 6, 2019
Members of the chronic wasting disease collaborative working group recently gathered for their first meeting in Lander. The group took the first steps on formulating recommendations to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for the state’s chronic wasting disease management plan.
During the three-day meeting, the working group heard presentations from Wyoming and Colorado CWD experts–including Game and Fish’s Mary Wood and Hank Edwards and Colorado Parks and Wildlife–Mike Miller on the disease–diagnostics and surveillance.
The working group made progress on Director Brian Nesvik’s charge by reviewing and amending the Charter, the document that outlines the roles and responsibilities of the working group, the Game and Fish and the Ruckleshaus Institute. The group also reviewed comments from the public meetings.
Game and Fish will present requested management information at the next meeting, scheduled for August 20-22 in Casper.
The timeline for the remaining working group process extends into early 2020. The group will gather again following the August meeting in September. A draft of the plan will be available for public review and comment in December with another round of five public meetings in Casper–Laramie–Sheridan–Worland and Pinedale