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