Richards to speak about CWD at Viterbo on Wednesday

Bryan Richards, Emerging Disease Coordinator at the USGS National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, WI, will speak about chronic wasting disease at the Reinhart Center at Viterbo University in Room 107 on Wednesday, March 14, at 7 p.m.
CWD is a growing threat to the Coulee Region’s whitetail deer population.
Last fall a CWD positive deer was found just 3 miles from the La Crosse County line near Chaseburg. Therefore, no baiting or feeding will be allowed in La Crosse County in the future.
This informational session will cover disease basics, the distribution of CWD throughout North America and Wisconsin, scientific advances in assessing CWD and potential effects on the deer herd.
This meeting is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the La Crosse County Conservation Alliance and Viterbo University.For more information, contact Marc Schultz at 608-792-1445, Rick Kyte at 608-796-3704, or John Wetzel at 608-526-4238.