“The Clark’s Fork BMAP outlines strategies for minimizing the risk of brucellosis transmission from elk to elk and from elk to cattle,” said Wildlife Management Coordinator Tim Woolley. “Attending the meeting will provide an opportunity to learn what steps Game and Fish is taking on strategies to reduce elk-elk and elk-cattle transmission of the disease and provide input on the draft plan for this elk herd.”
The development of the BMAP’s was one of the top recommendations of the Wyoming Governor’s Brucellosis Coordination Team, a panel of cattle producers, scientists, wildlife professionals, veterinarians, and lawmakers. This group was assembled in 2004 to make recommendations related to brucellosis in wildlife and livestock, and to reclaim and retain class-free brucellosis status for Wyoming’s cattle.
Representatives from the Wyoming Livestock Board and/or USDA-APHIS-Veterinary Services will be present to provide input on the management options, discuss the brucellosis Designated Surveillance Area, (DSA) and answer any technical questions that may arise.
The Clarks Fork elk herd Brucellosis Management Action Plan can be viewed online at: