Wisconsin DNR Seeking Comments for CWD Plan Review Process

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a virtual public comment meeting on the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Response Plan Review on Friday, Dec. 3 from 9-11 a.m. The meeting provides an opportunity for public input to the CWD Response Plan Review Committee to help inform the review.

Those interested in commenting during the meeting must register in advance. Each registered speaker has a maximum time limit of five minutes, and the facilitator may set a time limit of three minutes. Please be prepared for either time limit. Comments can also be emailed (DNRCWDResponsePlan@Wisconsin.Gov) to the committee at any time for those who are unable to speak at the virtual meeting.

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. The National Deer Association (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.

About Torin Miller

Torin Miller is a licensed attorney and NDA’s Director of Policy. He works at the intersection of conservation and natural resources law, policy, advocacy and education. He has a bachelor's degree in wildlife and fisheries science from Penn State University, a J.D. from Penn State Law and is finishing a master's degree in wildlife and fisheries science at Penn State. Torin came to NDA via the National Deer Alliance, where he served as the Policy and Outreach Coordinator.