Wolf Workshop in Southern Oregon

If you live in or near Southern Oregon, you won’t want to miss this workshop on September 7th and 8th that will focus on preventing problems between wolves and livestock.

The workshop is titled, Wolf Update and Predator Deterrence Workshop, Putting tools in the hands of people to protect livestock. Saturday’s program runs from 8 to 5 and will be held at the Mace Building at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Central Point.

On Sunday, there will be a field demonstration from 9 to noon at 1328 Bigham-Brown Road in Eagle Point. This should be an interesting morning, with boots on the ground instruction provided.

The event is free, but you need to go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/jackson-county-health-and-human-services-8262443056 to register. It only takes a minute but must be completed by September 4.

Everyone interested in wolf-livestock conflict will learn something at this workshop. And if you are fortunate enough to live in the country and have livestock of your own, this will be an especially valuable seminar.

According to Lin Berhardt, one of the organizers of the event, their will be plenty of useful information on preventing problems between all types of predators and livestock, not only wolves. If you are a hobby farmer concerned about the safety of your animals from coyotes, cougars, or other predators, this seminar is for you.

Speakers include: John Stephenson, USFWS Wolf Coordinator, Suzanne Stone, Wolf and Livestock Coexistence Expert, Brie Owens, Working Circle, and Cameron Krebs, Eastern Oregon rancher.

Hope to see you there! And don’t miss the free BBQ dinner Saturday evening at 5 pm!

Nonlethal Workshop SN 7 31 2019

(Featured image is of a Wenaha wolf, taken by ODFW trail camera in September 2018)

 

4 thoughts on “Wolf Workshop in Southern Oregon

  1. I live next to a ranch in northern Idaho that has a few sheep in addition to cattle. For the sheep the owner has some vicious Italian guard dogs to protect the sheep from wolves. One day my dog, who is gentle and would never hurt a sheep, escaped and went visiting. I got a call from the ranch manager warning me that his guard dogs will kill my dog if they feel he is a threat to the sheep. These protection methods are not without consequences but I am sure such things are never mentioned. I will be brutally honest. If my dog was ever killed my these guard dogs I wouldn’t blame the dogs or their owner since they were just doing their job. However, I would shoot every wolf I saw and it’s perfectly legal here to do so year around on private property. My dog is dear to me. Some wolf isn’t. The wolves, not the guard dogs are the problem since the guard dogs wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the wolves. I don’t shoot wolves now but if my dog were a victim I would kill every one I could. My dog is more important than any single wolf. Sorry.

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    • Well, that’s one way of looking at it. On the other hand, I’d be very grateful that the ranch manager called me up and warned me and I would do everything within my power to keep my dog close at home. I also have a dog I adore and would be devastated if anything happened to her. So when I hike her in what is possibly wolf country now, she stays right next me and isn’t allowed to wander at all. Compromises must and can be made so both species can survive and enjoy life.

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