Chronic Wasting Disease and Animal Health

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$600,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$600,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Assessment/Evaluation
Monitoring
Research
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011, 1st Special Session, Ch. 2, Art. 3, Subd. 9(b)
Appropriation Language

Subd. 9(b) Chronic Wasting Disease and Animal Health$600,000 the first year and $600,000 the second year are from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to address chronic wasting disease and accelerate wildlife health programs, including activities directly related to and necessary for this appropriation.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$600,000
Direct expenses
$600,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
3.8
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Wildlife Health Activity: Chronic Wasting Disease, Bovine Tuberculosis, Hunter-harvested Moose Health, Hunter-harvested Elk Health

Measurable Outcome(s)

Wildlife Health ActivityFY12 - ENRTFCWD$158,456Bovine TB$182,224Hunter-harvested Moose/Elk$100,490General cervid health$96,909Wolf research$2,304Moose research$4,288Waterfowl health$6,775 $551,446

Source of Additional Funds

ENRTF funds were supplemented by approximately $190,000 annually in federal funds and Game and Fish Fund (Cervid Health-Deer Feeding Account).

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011, 1st Special Session, Ch. 2, Art. 3, Subd. 9(b)
Appropriation Language

Subd. 9(b) Chronic Wasting Disease and Animal Health $600,000 the first year and $600,000 the second year are from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to address chronic wasting disease and accelerate wildlife health programs, including activities directly related to and necessary for this appropriation.

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$600,000
Direct expenses
$600,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
4.5
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Wildlife Health Activity: Chronic Wasting Disease, Bovine Tuberculosis, Hunter-harvested Moose Health, Hunter-harvested Elk Health

Measurable Outcome(s)

Wildlife Health ActivityFY12 - ENRTFFY13 - ENRTFCWD$158,456$184,592Bovine TB$182,224$103,197Hunter-harvested Moose/Elk$100,490$69,208General cervid health$96,909$47,100Wolf research$2,304$1,573Moose research$4,288$232,763Waterfowl health$6,775$10,119 $551,446$648,552

Source of Additional Funds

ENRTF funds were supplemented by approximately $190,000 annually in federal funds and Game and Fish Fund (Cervid Health-Deer Feeding Account).

Project Overview

The purpose of the DNR Wildlife Health Program is to monitor wildlife populations for diseases, to provide information to support management decisions based on accurate information, and to minimize negative ecological, recreational, and economic impacts. The ENRTF appropriation was used with other funding sources in FY2012 and FY2013 to: (1) conduct surveillance of chronic wasting disease (CWD) and bovine tuberculosis (bTb) in white-tailed deer, (2) screen hunter-harvested and long-term study moose for diseases and parasites, (3) screen hunter-harvested elk for diseases and parasites, and (4) assess the prevalence of Newcastle’s disease virus in various age classes of double-crested cormorants.

Project Manager
First Name
Lou
Last Name
Cornicelli
Organization Name
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Street Address
500 Lafayette Road
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55155
Phone
(651) 259-5202
Email
lou.cornicelli@state.mn.us