Federal funds for wolf conflicts

Helena, MT – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that $1 million in grants will be distributed to 10 states to help livestock producers take nonlethal steps to reduce conflicts with wolves, or to compensate livestock owners for losses to wolf depredation.

Montana, Idaho and Wyoming will each receive $140,000, the most among the 10 states with wolves.

The agency says funding allocations were determined by looking at the amount of depredation by wolves, the number of wolves in each state and the need.

Wisconsin also received $140,000. Other states receiving some funding were: Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington.