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Pinedale Online > News > December 2016 > Chronic Wasting Disease Forum recorded sessions now available
Chronic Wasting Disease Forum recorded sessions now available
by National Elk Refuge
December 14, 2016

The National Elk Refuge, along with State and Federal land and wildlife managers and other non-profit organizations, hosted a Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) forum on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. The forum was dedicated to highlighting CWD research and management considerations. The goal of the event was to share current science-based information with the general public and all organizations concerned with the long-term health of area elk and deer populations.

The event was open to the public and free of charge, with approximately 100 people attending all or part of the presentations. The audience was comprised of people with a variety of backgrounds. Those who attended provided positive feedback to forum organizers, noting they found the discussions and research extremely informative and valuable to better understanding this complex disease.

To better serve the public and accommodate those who were unable to attend, each of the sessions was recorded by nature and wildlife documentary filmmaker Shane Moore and is now available for viewing on the National Elk Refugeís web site at The link also provides speaker biographies. Each of the recorded sessions is also available through the individual links provided below.

Speakers and presentations included:
Mary Wood: Wyoming CWD Surveillance
Davin Henderson: Studies of CWD Transmission and Shedding Using Rapid Sensitive Amplification Assays
Joel Pedersen: Soil and Environmental Transmission of CWD
Amy Girard: Modeling the Effects of CWD on a Rocky Mountain Elk Population Using Genotype-Specific Mortality Rates
Melia DeVivo: Endemic CWD and Mule Deer Population Decline in Wyoming
Nathan Galloway and Jenny Powers: Lessons Learned about CWD in Elk at Rocky Mountain and Wind Cave National Parks
Tom Hobbs: Using Models and Data to Support Adaptive Management of the Jackson Elk Herd
Chad Bishop: Role of Habitat Treatments and Related Mitigation Strategies to Offset Impacts of Altered Feedground Management

The National Elk Refuge, Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest, and the Wyoming Game & Fish Department wish to thank the staff at the National Museum of Wildlife Art for hosting the event, as well as the forumís sponsors for their generous financial and in-kind support, including:
George B. Storer Foundation
Teton Conservation District
Bow Hunters of Wyoming
Grand Teton Association
Greater Yellowstone Coalition
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Sierra Club, Wyoming Chapter
Wyoming Guides and Outfitters Association
Wyoming Federation of Union Sportsmen

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