Umatilla County OKs reimbursement for wolf costs

PENDLETON — Umatilla County Board of Commissioners approved paying the Cunningham Sheep Co. of Pendleton more than $20,000 to protect livestock from wolves. Cunningham Sheep in December sought $20,469 from the county’s wolf depredation compensation fund. County commissioners approved the expenditure at their meeting Wednesday. County documents show the money will compensate the company for […]

When cattle go missing in wolf territory, who should pay the price?

Before its adoption in 2011, some believed Oregon’s compensation program might be more successful than others in this regard. Oregon’s liberal-leaning urban areas expanded support for wolves’ re-entry, and legislators had years of data and experience to draw on from other Western states where wolves had returned earlier. The program required ranchers to implement nonlethal […]

Compensation to ranchers small part of Washington’s wolf budget

Washington ranchers received $3,700 in compensation last year for livestock attacked by wolves, out of the $1.27 million the Department of Fish and Wildlife spent on wolves. The department’s total spending, contained in a recently released report on wolf recovery, was in line with previous years. Wolf-related expenditures have topped $1 million a year since […]

Wolf compensation bill clears initial hurdle

A bill that would increase compensation for livestock losses based on Oregon’s wolf population has survived an initial legislative deadline.<<<Read More>>>

Lapland reindeer go high-tech with tracking sensors to protect them from wolves

*Note From Staff* – The following is a comment made by a member of Wolf Education International who lives in Finland. “The main issue is about how to find reindeer killed by predators. Today some 5000 are found but the annual loss is more than 30,000 reindeer. The reindeer herders get compensation only for found […]

Madrid to double farmers’ compensation fund for wolf attacks

Madrid’s regional government is to double its compensation fund for farmers who lose animals to wolves after a steep increase in fatal attacks in the last year. Wolves, hunted to the brink of extinction over the past seven decades, have begun to reappear in the region in recent years. Their return has been most keenly […]

$200,000 and counting: See what it cost to protect one Michigan farm from wolves

Much of the estimated $200,000-plus is in soft money – administrative time and field work – in addition to about 38,000 in direct cash for cattle-loss claims and other assistance.“The amount of effort (US. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services) has provided … is significant,” wrote Brian Roell, wildlife biologist for the Michigan Department of Natural […]