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$50,000 Grant to Help Wolf Management Efforts

posted Jan 26, 2018, 2:14 PM by chloe owens

11/6/17, by John Blodgett, The Western News

$50,000 Grant to Help Wolf Management Efforts

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation on Oct. 26 announced it had awarded Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks a $50,000 grant to assist with wolf management. “The grant from RMEF goes towards two aspects of wolf management,” Neil Anderson, the region one wildlife program manager for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, said via email. “One is to help in collaring packs that may be involved in livestock depredations. This helps USFS Wildlife Services locate packs and remove the wolves involved in the depredations. The second part, Anderson wrote, is to improve the patch occupancy model — a joint effort by FWP and the University of Montana — that “will be used to provide FWP with a better, more cost efficient estimate of wolf numbers.”