DNR hosts “Midwest CWD Collaboration Meeting” to discuss best practices for controlling chronic wasting disease in deer population

MADISON, Wis. — Representatives from several Midwestern states, Wisconsin Tribal Nations and conservation groups are meeting July 24-25 in Madison to discuss chronic wasting disease (CWD) management and research efforts. This two-day working meeting will have a heavy focus on the latest data available on how CWD is affecting each states’ wild deer population. Another goal of the meeting is to determine best practices for working together across state borders to prevent the spread of CWD.

Who: Preston Cole, DNR secretary-designee and Tami Ryan, acting director, Bureau of Wildlife Management

What: Midwest CWD Collaboration Meeting hosted by Wisconsin DNR

Where: Monona Terrace, One John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI

When: Wednesday, July 24, 2019

  • 9:45 a.m. Media Load-In (Location: Rooms K-R)
  • 10:00 a.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks (Location: Rooms K-R)
  • 10:30 a.m. – Media briefing on goals of Midwest CWD Collaboration Meeting and current CWD initiatives for the Wisconsin DNR (Location: Grand Terrace West)

Media Availability: Speakers listed above will be available for interviews immediately following opening remarks only.