Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)


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To mitigate the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in St. Louis County, the Board has voted to prohibit new cervid farms and the expansion of existing ones within the county. The county’s zoning ordinance – Ordinance 62 – does allow existing cervid farms to continue to operate. 

The Board’s vote follows the recommendation of the County’s Planning Commission, which spent nearly a year examining the situation and considering options to best prevent or slow the spread of CWD and protect the wild cervid population in St. Louis County. The county plans to continue to work with stakeholders and citizens to further educate and mitigate the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease. For additional research and resources, please see below: