Learn About CWD and Its Impact on Louisiana Whitetail Deer

Monroe, Louisiana, September 7, 2022 – A free workshop to provide an update on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in deer in Louisiana will be hosted by Trailblazer RC&D and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service at Hanna Hall on the University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM) campus on September 29.  Dr. Kim Tolson, Professor of Biology, will provide information on CWD in Louisiana, what causes it, how CWD is spread, outward symptoms, hunting restrictions, and more. 

CWD is a neurological disease found in deer, elk, moose, and other members of the deer family.  It is infectious, always fatal, and has no known treatment.  In 2022, Louisiana became the 29th state to detect a CWD-infected deer. 

To pre-register or for more information on the workshop, call or text (318) 237-8350 and leave your name and contact information plus the name of the workshop.  Johnny’s Pizza will be available to all who pre-register to attend.    

Hanna Hall is located on the ULM campus at 708 University Avenue, Monroe, Louisiana.  On September 29, 2022, on-site registration/sign-in will begin at Hanna Hall at 5:15 p.m., with refreshments.  The workshop presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m. and conclude at 7:30 p.m.  Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing reasonable accommodations or who have questions about physical access may contact Trailblazer RC&D at (318) 255-3554 or prior to the meeting or event.

This workshop will be conducted in accordance with Louisiana Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines.  If you are not feeling well or you have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home.  

This presentation is made possible by the support of Energy Transfer; Hunt Forest Products, LLC; Mudd & Holland Consulting Foresters, LLC; Weyerhaeuser; Allstate Land & Timber Co., Inc.; National Wild Turkey Federation; Burnham Construction; Canfor Southern Pine; Louisiana Forestry Association; D’arbonne Soil and Water Conservation District; USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; and Trailblazer RC&D.

Trailblazer RC&D is a nonprofit organization that provides leadership, coordination, partnership development, and technical assistance projects to encourage strong communities, sustainable agriculture, and a healthy environment.



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