Finally, a proposal to implement livestock Best Management Practices for non-lethal depredation control!
A program like this was called for in the 2001 MN Wolf Management Plan (14 years ago, if you were counting).
This program would be eligible for matching federal funds (Smith 2010, USFWS 2014).
More history in the blog entry "Why don't we have the livestock depredation-control BMPs we asked for? Why are we asking again?"
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture may award grants to Minnesota livestock producers for the cost of practices to prevent wolf-livestock conflicts.
Grants may be awarded for:
Grant recipients must make the following good-faith efforts:
Author and co-authors
Minnesota Senators Tony Laurey, Tom Saxhaug, and Dan Sparks.
Smith, Paul. 2010. "Feds Announce New Wolf Depredation Funds to Wisconsin, Other States." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 1. http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/89710142.html.
USFWS. 2014. FY 2014 Wolf-Livestock Demonstration Project Grants. U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service. http://www.fws.gov/endangered/grants/pdf/FY14_Wolf_Livestock_Demonstration_Program_Grants_Chart.pdf.