Trust between state, ranchers elusive as wolves populate N. California

HAT CREEK, Calif. — More than five years after a gray wolf first set foot in California, trust between state wildlife managers and ranchers remains elusive. That much was certain at a workshop on wolf-livestock conflicts June 14, as state Department of Fish and Wildlife officials were grilled by cattle producers who perceive the agency […]

As California plans to live with wolves, be prepared to share the costs

*Editor’s Note* – Will Graves, founder of WEI, was quoted to say, “Wolves do not belong in cattle raising areas, and in human inhabited areas.” “California’s wolves are on the move. Just how many are haunting Northern California’s backcountry, and where, shifts with the weather and prey. What’s certain is that the elusive predators are […]

As wolves reappear in California, killing of calf highlights tension

A calf was likely killed and eaten by wolves in Siskiyou County last month, state wildlife officials said — the first reported case of the endangered predators dining on ranchers’ livestock and an incident that may raise tensions over wolves’ reappearance in California. The killing of the calf prompted the first “livestock depredation investigation” since […]