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WSDA now accepting nonlethal wolf management grant applications


Oct 16, 2017

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is now accepting applications for the Northeast Washington Wolf-Livestock Management grant program.

Applications can be found at www.agr.wa.gov/Grants with the first round of applications due to WSDA grant coordinator Leisa Schumaker at lschumaker@agr.wa.gov by 5 p.m. PST on Dec. 15.

Earlier this year, the state Legislature allocated $300,000 to this grant for the 2017-19 biennium. The funding is intended to support projects related to nonlethal methods of deterring wolves from livestock in Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens, and Pend Oreille counties.

Individuals and nonprofit, community-based organizations are eligible for these grants.

In consultation with area legislators and conservations districts, WSDA Director Derek Sandison has appointed four members to the Northeast Washington Wolf-Livestock Grant Advisory Board. All members are knowledgeable about wolf depredation issues and approaches. The purpose of this advisory board is to review and select projects to receive funding and advise WSDA on the expenditures of the northeast Washington wolf-livestock management grant funds.

Additional information about the grant and application details are on WSDA’s website


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