The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be hosting its first Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Response Plan Committee meeting 9 – 11 a.m. Friday, October 1. The committee will discuss the upcoming review process during which it will examine plan progress of goals and objectives. The National Deer Association (NDA) serves as a stakeholder on the committee.
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 DNR 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.
The public is encouraged to watch the committee meeting on the DNR’s YouTube channel. The NDA is happy to serve as a stakeholder on the committee, and we encourage our Wisconsin members and supporters to tune in to the meeting and engage in the deer management process.