USFWS Announces $900,000 in Wolf Livestock Demonstration Project Grants

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces $900,000 in Wolf Livestock Demonstration Project Grants
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Washington, DC -(AmmoLand.com)- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced $900,000 in grants under the Wolf Livestock Demonstration Project Grant Program.

Grants will be distributed to the states of Arizona, Idaho, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin, and to the White Mountain Apache Tribe.

The grants assist livestock producers in undertaking proactive, non-lethal activities to reduce the risk of livestock loss from predation by wolves, and compensate producers for livestock losses caused by wolves. The program provides funding to states and tribes, with federal cost-share not to exceed 50 percent.

Proposals were evaluated considering the extent of depredation of livestock by wolves, program evaluation and record keeping, and commitment to reporting and coordination. Proposals were also evaluated based on the level of non-lethal, proactive techniques to reduce wolf-livestock interactions and the outreach and coordination levels. Funds will be expended equally between proactive and compensatory activities.

The Endangered Species Conservation-Wolf Livestock Loss Compensation and Prevention Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number is 15.666. Information collection associated with this program is accordance with OMB Information Collection Number: 1018-0154.

Further information regarding the Wolf Livestock Demonstration Project Grant Program can be found here: http://www.fws.gov/endangered/grants/.

About the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.

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Tom T

I just gave you the solution that works for many ranchers that doesn’t cost the Government a dime and you excluded it. By censoring the remedy used by many ranchers in our area of the largest numbers of cow/calf operations and you censored it! Yes, we do have extra large coyotes now hunting i packs in our area. It is a proven effective method popular all over the world using large Livestock Guardian Dogs of the breeds I had mentioned. Used in teams or packs they will reduce the predator problem to zero as they have on our ranch. Thus… Read more »

Herb Voyles
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Herb Voyles

This may help you with the problem,but doesn’t just give it to everyone else?Wolves will just move to an easier food source.

Tom T
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Tom T

Livestock producers need to aquire very largeLivestock Guardian Dogs, raise and keep them in packs with their livestock.
Our Regulators (Fila X Ridgeback), Tibetan Mastiffs and Kangals keep the Big Cats and x-large packs of coyotes in our area away from killing Livestock. on our ranch. Very effective control method that earns it’s keep.

Harold Johnson
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Harold Johnson

$900,000? For a project that will not work? I think you could spend our tax dollars on other projects that would actually benefit wildlife. What you are basically doing is paying for more wolves, which will cause more problems, and further increase the number of wolves. This is bad policy and makes one wonder who is running the Fish and Wildlife Services?

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reality22

Isn’t the Federal Government 18 trillion in debt…..? Doesn’t the when state management plans eliminate the need for this via hunting? Doesn’t it upset you knowing these groups continue to sue in abuse of the ESA because they know they can get activist Judges like Molloy to rule in their favor knowing that a wolf doesn’t belong in the majority of a state like Wyoming!?

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Immer Treue

Reality,
$ 900,000 = 2.4×10 -7 of the National budget. Scale that down, if my math is correct, to .00000024 cents on the dollar. Perhaps you’d be better pursuing larger, more pertinent dragons to slay, as per your Governors sweet heart deal of $250 million to the Bucks owners.

You seem to appreciate the New York Times.

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reality22

Your comment here shows me they type of person you are….. I don’t care what percentage of the it is, its almost a million dollars! I’ve seen enough of your post to know full well how the Bucks thing works …. for the state to return some of the taxes paid by the Bucks to keep them here is not a stupid investment. The salary of just ONE player brings in 10 million dollars in just ONE year to the state. What makes you such a vile person is that you singled out Walker when you knew full well the… Read more »

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reality22

Immer, Also I have NEVER been to a Bucks game and don’t give a rats behind for the team……BUT again, YOUR post says more about you and the NYTimes then Walker. What makes it even more heinous is the fact that Herb Kohl has gotten so much over the years ….. and still getting…

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