News November 10, 2020

Wyoming Game and Fish Seeks Input on Elk Feed Grounds

by Jackson Hole Radio News

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has become increasingly concerned about the spread of wildlife diseases in Wyoming, the implications of chronic wasting disease, and other issues that may impact elk attending winter feed grounds in western Wyoming. To address these challenges, Game and Fish is inviting the public to participate in the development of a long-term management plan, beginning with a series of virtual meetings. The planning process will be in two phases. The first phase is to hold public discussions, or “listen and learn” sessions, on the many intricacies of elk feed grounds. The second phase, tentatively planned for early 2021, will involve a public collaborative process that will formally provide input for the development of a long-term elk feed grounds management plan. Anyone interested in participating in the process is encouraged to attend one of the four upcoming Phase I virtual public meetings early next month. Participants must register in advance of the meetings, and once registered, will be sent a confirmation email with a link to join the meeting.