August 2018 - Wildfires
Wildfires and Outdoor Activities
Prevent Wildfires and Be Prepared
February 2018 - Chronic Wasting Disease
- Chronic wasting disease (CWD), recently detected in Montana, is a progressive and fatal transmissible spongiform encephalopathy in wild cervids including deer, elk, moose, and reindeer.
- Precautions when field dressing wild cervids include wearing gloves and eye protection, minimizing handling of brain and spinal tissues, and practicing good hand hygiene.
- To date, worldwide, no reported human cases of CWD have occurred; however, consuming meat from infected animals is not recommended