Wisconsin CWD Update
Jan 10th, 2022 by Keith Worrall
Modified Jan 10th, 2022 at 5:00 PM
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that the public is invited to attend a meeting of the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Response Plan Review Committee on Wednesday, Jan. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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 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.
WHAT: CWD Response Plan Review Committee Meeting
WHEN: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Jan. 12, 2022
WHERE: Watch live on the DNR’s YouTube channel here
There is no registration required to attend, and a recording of the meeting will be posted to the DNR website.