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WATCH FOR A NEW PROGRAM ON “Hiking for Habitat: Lessons from the trail and the importance of environmental stewardship” ON MARCH 9
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is an incurable, fatal disease that affects cervids, including our white-tailed deer in North Carolina. CWD has infected deer in 26 states, often leading to a substantial impact on the population. North Carolina has avoided this scourge until recently. Dr. Robert Brown will discuss the history of CWD and its symptoms, current prevalence in North Carolina, efforts to contain the outbreak, and implications for the future.
Dr. Brown has held held faculty positions in several prestigious universities, retiring as Dean of the College of Natural Resources at North Carolina University. He has also held leadership positions in numerous conservation organizations and continues to contribute both as a conservation leader and volunteer in his local community and beyond.