Episode 5 – British Columbia’s Enhanced Chronic Wasting Disease Program with Cait Nelson
British Columbia’s Enhanced Chronic Wasting Disease Program with Cait Nelson
In this episode, we are joined by Cait Nelson, Wildlife Health Biologist with the government of BC. Cait oversees the province’s Chronic Wasting Disease on-the-ground program. Topics discussed include the latest on CWD science, global CWD news, the history of CWD in Canada, BC’s CWD program up to 2019, BC’s CWD free status, new CWD cases close to BC, the new mandatory head submission order for hunters in parts of Kootenay Region 4, what hunters need to do with their deer this fall, all the groups (including hunters) that have stepped up to help Cait with her program, and why hunters and hunting is awesome.
BC’s CWD public information website https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/plants-animals-ecosystems/wildlife/wildlife-health/wildlife-diseases/chronic-wasting-disease
BC’s CWD 2019 CWD Surveillance and Response Program Management Plan https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/environment/plants-animals-and-ecosystems/wildlife-wildlife-habitat/wildlife-health/wildlife-health-documents/bc_cwd_plan_june2019_approved.pdf
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