(Jackson, Wyo.) — This week, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) held a public meeting at the Teton County Library to discuss the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Management Plan. About 35 people attended the meeting to hear Scott Edberg, Deputy Chief of the WGFD Wildlife Division, and Dr. Mary Wood, State Wildlife Veterinarian, review the draft CWD plan and ask questions. "It was a very productive meeting with a lot of good questions and discussion. The questions were pretty diverse including specifics of the disease itself and how it spreads, elk feedgrounds, current and future research, etc.," said Mark Gocke, WGFD public information specialist for the Jackson and Pinedale regions. As the disease becomes more prevalent across the state, officials updated the management plan, available for the public to view here, to more closely focus on disease management, research, public information and funding. During the meeting, some people provided comments, but WGFD asked that people provide their comments in writing, which will be forwarded to the Game and Fish Commission prior to their January 28-29 meeting where the final draft of the plan will be discussed. Read more background on the CWD Management Plan in Dally's recent article, "WGFD to host public meeting on Chronic Wasting Disease Mangement Monday in Jackson."
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