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Researchers Work To Reduce Human/Wolf Conflicts

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"Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly," Billie Holliday and others once sang.  They might have added "wolves gotta hunt." 

And that particular action brings wolves, now reestablishing their range in our region, into conflict with humans.  Not face to face, but in predation of valuable livestock owned by humans. 

The conflicts have the full attention of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the National Wildlife Research Center of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

That's where Dr. Julie Young works to reduce human-wildlife conflict.  She and Derek Broman of ODFW visit with details of efforts to dissuade wolves from dining on farm and ranch animals.  

 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.
April Ehrlich is an editor and reporter at Oregon Public Broadcasting. Previously, she was a news host and reporter at Jefferson Public Radio.
John Baxter's history at JPR reaches back three decades.  John was the JPR program director who was the architect of "the split" when JPR grew from a single program stream to three separate streams. We coaxed him out of retirement and he's now a co-producer of the Jefferson Exchange.