Umatilla County OKs reimbursement for wolf costs

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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 several costs to abate wolves, including a new sheep camp and herder, two employees for wolf monitoring and four sheep dogs.<<<Read More>>>