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Elk Management Guidelines for Areas with Brucellosis Working Group
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Working Group Charter

The charter of this working group will be to collaboratively identify a problem statement, fundamental objectives and potential management options relative to effective management of elk in areas where brucellosis has been identified and where there is concern about brucellosis transmission between livestock and elk. The working group will be diverse and include both wildlife and livestock perspectives, advocacies and concerns. Any consensus products representing proposed guidelines for effective elk management in areas with brucellosis would be directed to the FWP Director and Fish & Wildlife Commission for their consideration and potential endorsement. The Fish & Wildlife Commission represents final decision authority and is not obligated to any endorsement.

Opportunity for Public Comment

The working group prepared several strategic objectives and offered examples of how FWP could carry out risk reduction guidelines. Fish & Wildlife Commission, however, only approved the three "fundamental objectives," and "Issue Statement" and example action items for public comment.

Schedule

Date Times Location
July 8, 2014 8:30 AM–4:00 PM Region 3 Headquarters, 1400 South 19th, Bozeman
NOTE: Meeting dates and location are subject to change

Meetings

Related Documents

Helpful Links

Wyoming Game & Fish Department

You can find links to the WGFD's brucellosis management action plans, as well as a summary of the test and slaughter pilot project on the Wyoming Game & Fish website External link icon and link.

Brucellosis in Wyoming

The Wyoming brucellosis coordination team website has meeting minutes and a copy of their final report of recommendations to the government on their website .

Greater Yellowstone Science Learning Center

Find reports and papers about the bison population on their website External link icon and link.

Contact

  • Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

  • Wildlife Bureau
  • PO Box 200701
  • Helena, MT 59620-0701
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  • E-mail: fwpwld@mt.gov
  • Phone: (406) 444-2612
  • Fax: (406) 444-4952