Compensation Available for Wolf Depredation Techniques
Grant funding is currently available to Union County livestock producers for nonlethal wolf depredation prevention techniques designed to minimize conflicts between wolves and livestock. To be considered for funding, applications must be received by November 1, 2020.
Additional information and applications to apply are available below or by calling (541) 963-1001.
Additional information regarding Wolf Depredation Compensation
- On June 24, 2011 the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 3560, which directed the Oregon Department of Agriculture (OGA) to establish and implement a wolf depredation compensation and financial assistance grant program, using moneys in the Wolf Management Compensation and Proactive Trust Fund to provide grants to assist counties to implement county wolf depredation compensation programs.
- The OGA’s wolf depredation compensation and financial assistance grant program complements the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Wolf Conservation and Management Plan in the area of developing and maintaining a cooperative livestock producer assistance program that proactively minimizes wolf-livestock conflict and assists livestock producers experiencing wolf-related livestock losses.
- Locally, Union County established a Wolf Depredation Compensation Advisory Committee in January, 2012. Members of the seven-person committee include one county commissioner, two members who own or manage livestock, two members who support wolf conservation/coexistence, and two county business representatives agreed upon by the members of the committee.
Applicants for Funding:
- Eligible applicants include livestock producers who have suffered losses within Union County attributed to wolf depredation; and livestock producers who desire to implement livestock management techniques or nonlethal wolf deterrence techniques designed to discourage wolf depredation of livestock in Union County.
- Eligible expenses include compensation for the cost of livestock management techniques or nonlethal wolf deterrence techniques designed to limit wolf-livestock interactions and discourage wolf depredation of livestock. Previous successful applicants included funding for fencing, range riders, herders, livestock guard dogs, and air patrol.
- Grant funding is currently available to Union County livestock producers for nonlethal wolf deterrence techniques designed to minimize wolf-livestock conflicts.
- Funding may also be available for producers who have suffered losses within Union County due to wolf depredation.
- The deadline for prevention technique applications is November 1, 2020. Additional information and applications to apply are available at union-county.org or by calling (541) 963-1001.
September 10, 2020