CWD Incinerator Open House Discussion
The Colorado Division of Wildlife is holding an open house Feb. 27 at its Fort Collins Service Center, 317 W. Prospect, to discuss the permitting and use of an incinerator to burn deer and elk carcasses generated from chronic wasting disease testing and management. The forum will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to allow the public an opportunity to provide comments to the Division of Wildlife concerning the issue.
Within the month, the Division of Wildlife will apply for a permit to operate an incinerator at the Wellington State Wildlife Area, northeast of Fort Collins. “As part of the permitting process, we want to gather public input about the incinerator,” said Dave Clarkson, Acting Chronic Wasting Disease Field Coordinator for the Division of Wildlife. “We’ve already discussed the incinerator at meetings with boards from Larimer and Weld counties and will continue to do so.”
The Wellington State Wildlife Area was identified as a preferred site because of its central location to the Division of Wildlife’s chronic wasting disease testing and management activities. The incinerator, which will be about as large as a pickup truck, will be operated as needed. Peak periods of operation will occur during the fall hunting seasons and into the late spring. For more information about the open house and incinerator call (970) 472-4466.