CWD Working Group Releases Interim Report

Written by on November 5, 2019

The interim report from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s chronic wasting disease (CWD) working group is now available to the public. The report represents a consensus of recommendations from the 31-Wyoming citizens charged with examining CWD management in the state.

The report comes after three work sessions that included information and presentations on CWD from experts, in-depth discussions amongst working group members, five public meetings and input collected online from the public. It includes nine recommendations and 43 sub-recommendations.

“The interim report prepared by the Ruckelshaus Institute, Haub School of Environmental and Natural Resources with the University of Wyoming is the foundation of how we will move forward with the development of a revised CWD management plan,” said Scott Edberg, deputy chief of the Game and Fish wildlife division.

The revised CWD plan will be posted online Dec. 2 through Jan. 15 for public comments and  presented in December through a series of public meetings. Meetings are planned for:

Town Date Time  Location
Pinedale Dec. 2 6 – 9 p.m. Sublette County Library, The Pinedale Library, Lovatt Community Room
Worland Dec. 3 6 – 9 p.m. Worland Community Center Complex
Laramie Dec. 10 6 – 9 p.m. Laramie Game and Fish Regional Office
Casper Dec. 11 6 – 9 p.m. Casper Game and Fish Regional Office, Pronghorn Room
Sheridan Dec. 12 6 – 9 p.m. Sheridan Best Western, Snow Goose Room

 
Comments from the meetings and those received online will be reviewed by the working group and department for inclusion in the final revised CWD plan in February. The final plan will be presented to the Game and Fish Commission in the spring for approval. Local wildlife managers will be able to use the revised plan to manage CWD on the ground throughout Wyoming. To learn more visit the CWD Collaborative website. 

(Janet Milek – (307) 233-6404)

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