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Posted March 12, 2013 | Leave a comment
Park to hold public meetings
The National Park Service has announced it will offer public meetings for the development of a Chronic Wasting Disease Management Plan.
The meetings will be held today at Ivy Creek Foundation, 1780 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville; Wednesday at the James Madison University, in Telos Room No. 259, in the College of Integrated Science and Technology Building, Harrisonburg; and Thursday, at Washington Fire Hall, 10 Firehouse Lane, Washington, Va. All meetings will run from 7 to 9 p.m.
The meetins will discuss how CWC affects park populations of white-tailed deer.
CWD has not been detected in Shenandoah National Park, but it has been detected in Frederick County. CWD is an invasive non-native disease which threatens deer populations, related natural resources, and visitor experiences at Shenandoah National Park.
For those unable to attend a public meeting but wishing to learn more about the important management issues and to submit a comment can go to parkplanning.nps.gov/shen.
-- Daily Staff Report
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