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02/04/2020 – Jerry Sanders and Debbit Hinchcliffe – International Wolf Center

Diane Boyd’s comments on chronic wasting disease

Diane Boyd is the wolf biologist that Debbie and Jerry referred to when asked the question about wolves and CWD.  She has been described as the Jane Goodall of wolves.  She studied them extensively in Montana for a long period of time before being assigned different roles for Montana DNR.  She was recently named the Wolf and Predator Director for Region 1 in Montana.

I usually avoid wildlife debates, but I was asked to comment on this complex issue by several people. Mr. Yamashita does not present any science to support his opinion. He states “in my mind…” and then goes on to express his opinion. I kept waiting for research results or science, but there is none. Science and common sense show that wolves and mountain lions are more likely to catch the compromised slower CWD infected animals, and some evidence supports the fact that predators may actually help slow the spread of CWD. Google it and read the science, not videos posted by biased sources. The facts about CWD: it is a protein prion disease that infects only animals in the cervid family (deer, elk, moose, reindeer). The disease is spread through bodily fluids: prions are shed in saliva, urine, feces, blood, and antler velvet from infected cervid hosts, and remain an infectious agent on the ground and in the environment through soil, water, and forage many years or decades after the dead deer/elk is gone. There is no treatment or cure. Predators and scavengers that eat CWD killed animals do not become infected with CWD. But they may pass some prions from their digestive tract in their scats for up to 2 days after ingestion. The amount of prions in predator feces is insignificant compared to the staggering number of prions that an infected deer or elk has throughout its body as it is walking around shedding the prions. The most important wildlife management tool to prevent the spread of CWD is limiting human-assisted cervid movement across the landscape (e.g. people shooting CWD infected deer/elk and transporting the carcass) and preventing artificial congregation of cervids in infected or potentially infected environments (feeding grounds, bait stations). In heavily affected areas of Wyoming, Colorado, and Wisconsin, more than 40% of free-ranging cervids are infected. Deer and elk travel amazingly long distances and transport their infection with them and spread it. Killing these cervids before they can migrate is one way to mitigate the spread of CWD, and that is why state wildlife management agencies may increase hunter harvest in CWD areas to kill more deer/elk in the hopes of slowing the spread of the disease. Yes, wolves and lions and coyotes travel long distances and can carry prions in their gut to be passed in their scat for 2 days. But this pales in comparison to a deer/elk that is infected and actively shedding thousands/millions of prions for months or even years into the environment to potentially infect other cervids.

09/10/2019 – Michael Schwartz – The Oral health Partnership

The Oral Health Partnership

 

06/04/2019 – David Lasee – Key Developments in Prosecution in Brown County

Key Developments in Prosecution in Brown County

 

10/23/2018 – Bob Srenaski – Brown County Justice System

RMC Brown County Criminal Justice Presentation (3)

 

12/11/2018 – Associated Bank

Investing for the Short & Long Term

 

06/06/2017 – Medical College of Wisconsin 

MCW Green Bay Overview June 2017

 

05/23/2016  Bob Srenaski  Russia

Russia presentation

 

09/20/2016 James Golembeski  Bay Area Workforce Development

Generations-in-the-workforce

 

09/06/2016  Dave Pietenpol  Ecumenical Partnership Housing

Ecumenical Partnership Housing

 

08/9/2016   Shari Asher, DPT

Let’s Get Moving

 

06/14/2016  Carissa Giebel

Handout for GB Retired Mens Club Seminar 2016

Estate Planning Powerpoint- GB Retired Men 2016

 

05/24/2016  Pam VanKampen

Nutritionandbrainhealth5-23-16

 

04/19/2016  Jane Kozicki

NUTRITION 2016 – HANDOUT

 

04/05/2016  Vijai Pandian

Prep Your Garden Beds for Spring

 

02/05/2013

Nuclear Power & Radiation Lesson Plan

Nuclear Power Radiation BC Mens Club

 

12/01/2015  Cindy Nelson-Singh 

Building a Legacy of Character

From Bill Gosse, Executive Director, Society of St Vincent de Paul – Green Bay District Council

IF I KNEW
by Norma Burnett

If I knew it would be the last time that I’d see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the Lord your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time that I see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and kiss and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time I’d hear your voice lifted up in praise, I would videotape each action and word, so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time, I could spare an extra minute or two, to stop and say that “I love you” instead of assuming that you KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time I would be there to share your day, well, I’m sure you’ll have so many more, so I can let this one slip away.

For surely there’s always tomorrow to make up for an oversight, and we always get a second chance to make everything all right.

There will always be another day to say “I love you” and certainly there’s another chance to say our “Anything I can do?”

But just in case I might be wrong, and today is all I get, I’d like to say how much I love you and hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike, and today may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight.

So, if you’re waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today?

For if tomorrow never comes, you’ll surely regret the day, that you didn’t take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or kiss, and you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today, whisper in their ear, tell them how much you love them and that you’ll always hold them dear.

Take the time to say “I’m sorry,” “Please forgive me,” “Thank you,” or “It’s okay.”

And if tomorrow never comes, you’ll have no regrets about today.