Wolf Update– a Workshop on Idaho’s Proposed Wolf Management Plan
The Idaho County Farm Bureau is sponsoring a public workshop on Tuesday, July 24th to discuss Idaho’s proposed wolf management plan and hear an update on the status of delisting wolves in Idaho. According to Betty DeVeny, Idaho County Farm Bureau President, “We hope this workshop will help us all better understand how the state of Idaho will manage wolves once they are removed from endangered species protection.” “We also want to bring together all of the current players to hear about the proposed revisions to the current wolf management guidelines also known as the USFWS 10(j) rule, the status of the wolf delisting process, and how the public can participate and comment,” she added. The workshop will also provide a forum for local ranchers to learn how they deal with wolf conflict prevention and livestock compensation in the event of a loss. The free workshop will take place on Tuesday, July 24th, 6-9pm at the Grangeville Senior Center located on the Grangeville Truck Route.
Agencies invited to participate include Idaho Fish & Game Department, Idaho’s Office of Species Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Defenders of Wildlife, Nez Perce Tribe, APHIS/Wildlife Services and Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association.
DeVeny stressed, “The Idaho County Farm Bureau is committed to work with the state of Idaho and other agencies in moving toward wolf delisting as quickly as possible. We support the move and we want to insure our farm and ranch communities have some certainty in the future with regards to wolf management.”
For a workshop agenda or other information, contact Paul Kimmell, Idaho Farm Bureau Federation, 208-301-3394 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.