Wisconsin DNR continues implementation of CWD Response Plan

MADISON — Following a review of its 15-year Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says it will continue to work on existing action items and implement new recommendations received during the review process.

The CWD Response Plan covers action items like surveillance and monitoring, education and outreach, biosecurity and safety, research, and public involvement.

Over the past several months, DNR, the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, and Wisconsin Conservation Congress worked closely with a stakeholder-based CWD Response Plan review committee to discuss and review the response plan.

In January 2017, preliminary recommended actions items from this committee and public feedback were provided to County Deer Advisory Councils in every county to collect public input and to provide county specific recommendations. Final recommendations were provided to the Natural Resources Board on March 1, 2017. DNR staff will provide updates on accomplishments toward these recommendations at the Natural Resources Board meeting in December 2017.

To learn more about the CWD Response Plan, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keywords “CWD response plan.”

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