The following is courtesy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife:
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Siskiyou County Department of Agriculture will host two technical assistance workshops in Yreka on March 30 to help livestock producers impacted by wolf presence to navigate the application process required for CDFW’s Wolf-Livestock Compensation Grants Pilot Program.
The workshop details are:
Technical Assistance Workshop I When: Thursday, March 30, from 10 to 11 a.m. Where: Siskiyou County Department of Agriculture, Conference Room 525, South Foothill Drive, Yreka What: One-hour presentation with Q&A session and one-on-one assistance available immediately after presentation.
Technical Assistance Workshop II When: Thursday, March 30 from 1 to 2 p.m. Where: Siskiyou County Department of Agriculture, Conference Room 525, South Foothill Drive, Yreka What: One-hour presentation with Q&A session and one-on-one assistance available immediately after presentation.
California’s 2021-22 state budget allocated $3 million to fund CDFW’s Wolf-Livestock Compensation Grants Pilot Program. Grant funding is currently available to producers for confirmed livestock loss due to wolf attacks and for implementing non-lethal deterrents to minimize wolf-livestock conflicts. A third compensation option known as “pay-for-presence” will soon become available for those producers whose operations have been impacted economically by wolf presence near their herds.
No reservations are needed for either technical assistance workshop. Questions in the meantime can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other CDFW wolf management efforts include capturing and collaring wolves for population monitoring, landscape use patterns, and research to minimize livestock conflicts; deploying and training in deterrent tools and methods to minimize livestock depredation; and ongoing collaboration with livestock producers, agricultural interests, university researchers, environmental organizations and other parties interested in developing wolf conservation and management strategies.