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 FWP Commission for their consideration and potential endorsement. The FWP Commission represents final decision authority and is not obligated to any endorsement.
The working group prepared several strategic objectives and offered examples of how FWP could carry out risk reduction guidelines. FWP Commission, however, only approved the three "fundamental objectives," and "Issue Statement" and example action items for public comment.
All meetings are held at Region 3 Headquarters, 1400 South 19th, Bozeman.
|Month||Day 1||Day 2|
|January||26th — 1:00 PM–5:00 PM||27th — 8:00 AM–5:00 PM|
|February||21st — 1:00 PM–5:00 PM||22nd — 8:00 AM–5:00 PM|
|March||20th — 1:00 PM–5:00 PM||21st — 8:00 AM–5:00 PM|
|April||26th — 8:30 AM–5:00 PM||27th — 8:30 AM–noon|
|May||30th — 1:00 PM–5:00 PM||31st — 8:00 AM–5:00 PM|
|June||26th — 1:00 PM–5:00 PM||27th — 8:00 AM–5:00 PM|
|December||18th — 9:00 AM–4:00 PM|
NOTE: Meeting dates and location are subject to change
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 .
The Wyoming brucellosis coordination team website has meeting minutes and a copy of their final report of recommendations to the government on their website .
Find reports and papers about the bison population on their website .