Here’s How You Can Do Your Part To Combat Chronic Wasting Disease, A Deer Disease On The Rise In Minnesota
Here in Minnesota, we care deeply about our wildlife. That’s why there are so many state parks, nature preserves, and wildlife refuges scattered across the state. These areas protect Minnesota’s native animals, preserving their natural habitats and keeping them safe from human development.
But even still, many of Minnesota’s animals are at risk from disease. One important disease to be aware of is chronic wasting disease, a deer disease that has been on the rise in Minnesota lately. While the DNR is keeping an eye on the disease, there are still things you can do to slow its spread. Below, you’ll find information on the issue as well as steps you can take to mitigate it.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
With the help of homeowners, Minnesota officials hope to slow or even stop the spread of chronic wasting disease throughout the rest of the state!
Betsy is a Minneapolis-based writer who's lived in Minnesota for 19 years. If you know of any amazing Minnesota restaurants, nature areas, or other attractions, feel free to let her know about them at [email protected] or on Twitter @betsyrathburn.
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