Session 3: Wolf-Livestock Damage Minimization and Compensation
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is providing a series of education sessions dedicated to the gray wolf reintroduction program. This video, recorded on June 16, 2021, is the third in this series that discusses wolf-livestock damage minimization and compensation.
The purpose of this educational session is to provide the Commission and members of the public with information on how states like Montana work with agricultural producers to prevent and reduce wolf depredation on livestock and how producers are compensated for losses.
- Luke Hoffman (CPW Game Damage Coordinator) will give an overview of the current CPW game damage and compensation program.
- Nathan Lance (Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Wolf Management Specialist) will describe various techniques used in Montana and other western states to minimize wolf damage to livestock as well as how they manage wolves that have caused damage.
- George Edwards (Executive Director of the Montana Livestock Loss Board) will present an overview of Montana’s compensation program for livestock producers.
Wolf Reintroduction Educational Series
Travis Duncan is a public information officer for Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Denver. Travis has lived in Colorado nearly 20 years and loves the outdoors. If you have a question, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I found it interesting that I did not hear of an adjustment for registered purebred animals such as would be owned by seedstock providers. The cost of those animals is significantly higher than “the average sales receipts” at a typical livestock auction. The cost of embryo transplants and A.I. progeny can reach many thousands of dollars per animal. How do you plan on addressing these concerns?