LANESBORO — Dr. Peter Larsen, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Minnesota, will be the featured speaker at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center’s Brunch on the Bluff event on Sept. 8.

Larsen will detail the latest science surrounding the origin and spread of chronic wasting disease in deer. He will highlight the unique ecology of the disease in Minnesota and outline research initiatives at the U.

CWD is a highly contagious neurological disease of deer. 

“Chronic wasting disease is a significant problem for deer populations in the Preston/Lanesboro area of Southeast Minnesota, affecting the recreational hunter and domestic deer farmer alike. With deer hunting starting in September, we believe CWD is a timely topic for our recreational hunting audience. We are grateful to have Dr. Larsen available to speak about this matter,” Eagle Bluff Executive Director John Torgrimson said.

Larsen’s speech will be accompanied by a breakfast brunch. Doors open at 11 a.m. Guests may choose to bring an adult beverage of their choice. Tickets are $35. For more information or to register, visit the upcoming events page at www.eagle-bluff.org or call 507-467-2437. You can also sign up for complimentary post-brunch naturalist-guided hikes along Eagle Bluff’s trails.

Eagle Bluff is a nonprofit, year-round residential environmental learning center providing education programs and outdoor adventures to more than 16,000 children and adults each year.

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