Endangered Species Conservation-Wolf Livestock Loss Compensation and Prevention

To provide federal financial assistance to livestock producers undertaking proactive, non-lethal activities to reduce the risk of livestock loss due to predation by wolves and to compensate livestock producers for livestock losses due to such predation.

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Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2010: FY10: FWS provided support for 14 projects to State and Tribal programs that fund projects that assist livestock producers in undertaking proactive, non-lethal activities to reduce the risk of livestock loss due to predation by wolves or to compensate livestock producers for livestock losses caused by wolves.

Fiscal Year 2011: No data to report.

If funding becomes available, projects eligible for funding include the purchase of livestock guarding dogs to reduce conflicts between wolves and livestock, the purchase of a portable electric fence to prevent conflicts, and support towards hiring range riders to monitor cattle to prevent conflicts between livestock and wolves.

Fiscal Year 2012: No data to report.

If funding becomes available, projects eligible for funding include the purchase of livestock guarding dogs to reduce conflicts between wolves and livestock, the purchase of a portable electric fence to prevent conflicts, and support towards hiring range riders to monitor cattle to prevent conflicts between livestock and wolves.


Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

FWS Region 1: If your project will occur in Idaho, Oregon, or Washington, contact: Regional Director, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Eastside Federal, Complex, 911 N.E.

11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232-4181.

Contact: John Stephenson (541/383-7146).

FWS Region 2: If your project will occur in Arizona or New Mexico, contact: Regional Director, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 500 Gold Avenue SW., Room 4012 Albuquerque, NM 87102.

Contact: Stephen Robertson (505/248-7465).

FWS Region 3: If your project will occur in Michigan, Minnesota, or Wisconsin, contact: Regional Director, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bishop Henry Whipple, Federal Building, One Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, MN 55111-4056.

Contact: Peter Fasbender (612/713-5343).

FWS Region 6: If your project will occur in Montana or Wyoming, contact: Regional Director, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 134 Union Blvd., Suite 645, Lakewood, CO 80228.

Ed Bangs (406/449-5225).