Deadline extended for grants to prevent Minnesota wolf attacks on livestockStaff Writer | December 10, 2017
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is extending the deadline for the Wolf-Livestock Conflict Prevention Grant applications to December 15, 2017.
Animals Wolf-Livestock Conflict Prevention Grant
The grants provide reimbursement for costs of approved practices to prevent wolf-livestock conflicts.
Eligible expenses for the grant program will include any or all of the following items:
- Purchase of guard animals
- Veterinary costs for guard animals
- Installation of wolf-barriers which may include pens, fladry and fencing
- Installation of wolf-deterring lights and alarms
- Calving or lambing shelters
- Other measures demonstrated to effectively reduce wolf-livestock conflicts
Producers must live within Minnesota’s wolf range, as designated by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, or on property determined by the Commissioner of Agriculture to be affected by wolf-livestock conflicts.
Any animal species produced for profit and documented to have been killed by wolves in Minnesota in the past is eligible. This includes bison, cattle, chicken, deer, donkey, duck, geese, goat, horse, llama, mule, sheep, swine and turkey.
The grant application must be emailed or postmarked by 5:00 p.m. on December 15, 2017. Work for this first grant cycle must be done and expenses reported by June 30, 2018. ■