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Range Rider Program Seeks to Avert Wolf-Livestock Conflicts

posted Nov 2, 2016, 7:32 PM by chloe owens

7/15/16, by Tim Hearden, Capital Press

Range rider program seeks to avert wolf-livestock conflicts

If wolves come on or near his property, rancher Mark Coats wants to know about it. Coats has received training to be a range rider – a person who goes out several times a week looking for tracks, scat or other signs of wolves or other wildlife that could harm his cattle. The idea is that a human presence can deter wolves away from cattle or move cattle away from wolves if possible…two riders [are] stationed in Siskiyou County, where the Shasta Pack was…