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Proactive Management Activities in the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area    
Turbo Flady used to reduce wolf - livestock conflict in the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area. Credit: Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Team.
Turbo Flady used to reduce wolf - livestock conflict in the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area. Credit: Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Team.

The Interagency Field Team (IFT), working with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and livestock producers implement proactive management activities to assist in eliminating or reducing wolf livestock conflicts in the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area (BRWRA). These activities may include, but are not limited to the following:

Turbo Fladry: an electric fence with red flagging installed around livestock holding pastures and private property to discourage wolves from crossing the perimeter.

Hay: feed purchased for livestock producers who opt to keep livestock consolidated during calving season.

Range Riders: contract employees with radio telemetry equipment used to assist livestock producers in monitoring wolf movements in relation to cattle.

Livestock Grazing Rotation: moving livestock between different pastures within USFS grazing allotments in order to avoid areas of high wolf use including den and rendezvous sites.

Exclusionary Fencing: an eight-foot-high fence enclosing areas of private property for the purposes of protecting especially vulnerable animals or other specific reasons.

Radio Telemetry Equipment: monitoring equipment issued to livestock producers to facilitate their own proactive management activities and aid in the detection and prevention of livestock depredations.

Diversionary Food Cache: road-killed native prey carcasses or carnivore logs provided to wolves to reduce potential conflicts with livestock.

Supplemental Food Cache: road-killed native prey carcasses or carnivore logs provided to wolves in order to assist a pack or remnant of a pack in feeding young of the year when extenuating circumstances reduce their own ability to do so. Supplemental food caches also serve to reduce potential conflicts between wolves and livestock.

 
Summary of Proactive Management Activities
2015 Summary of Proactive Management Activities
 
2014 Summary of Proactive Management Activities
 
2013 Summary of Proactive Management Activities
 
2012 Summary of Proactive Management Activities
 
2011 Summary of Proactive Management Activities
 
2010 Summary of Proactive Management Activities
 
2009 Summary of Proactive Management Activities
 

2008 Summary of Proactive Management Activities

 
 
 
 
Last updated: April 3, 2018